NCMC Prepares To Host Ag Conference

North Central Missouri College will host an agriculture conference next week on the NCMC campus in Trenton.

The 2023 Missouri Professional Agriculture Student Organization Conference will be held Tuesday, November 7th through Thursday, November 9th at the NCMC campus in Trenton. This year’s conference is being coordinated by the NCMC Agriculture Natural Resources Department and sponsored by FCS Financial and Heritage Tractor.

The conference will include 120 agriculture students from six Missouri post-secondary institutions competing in career development activities, attending leadership workshops, and electing state officers for next year. Featured session speakers will be former agriculture instructor and current Missouri State Senator Rusty Black from Chillicothe and Cooper Hamlin, National PAS Vice President from State Fair Community College. Conference participants will also have the opportunity to attend an agriculture career fair, providing them with the opportunity to network and explore internship and career opportunities with agribusiness companies, along with touring Trans-Ova Genetics and MFA, Inc. Hamilton Rail Facility.

Approximately 30 regional agricultural and educational leaders have agreed to serve as judges for the career interview section of the conference.

Missouri colleges participating in the year’s conference include Crowder College, Missouri State University-West Plains, North Central Missouri College, State Fair Community College, State Technical College of Missouri, and Ozark Technical College.