John Deere Tech students excel at National PAS Competition

PAS Competition
PAS Competition

NDSCS John Deere Tech students competed at the National Postsecondary Agricultural Student (PAS) conference for Agricultural Machinery Service Technicians in Louisville, Ky., in mid-March.

Four NDSCS teams comprised of two students each participated, winning second, third, fifth and eighth places, respectively.

Twenty-one teams from across the country competed, spanning from Walla Walla, Wash. to Cobleskill, N.Y. and North Dakota to Texas. In order to compete, each team must have previously placed in their state’s PAS competition in order to advance to the national competition. North Dakota sent four total teams – all from NDSCS.The National PAS Student Organization is an organization associated with agriculture/agribusiness and natural resources offerings in approved postsecondary institutions offering baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees, diplomas and/or certificates. PAS is one of the 11 career and technical student organizations that has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education as an integral part of career and technical education.

The Agricultural Machinery Technician competition is part of the Career Program Areas that allow participants to test their knowledge and problem solving skills in a competitive environment, evaluated by agriculture industry professionals. The Agricultural Machinery Service Technician Career Program Area is designed to:

The purpose of the Agricultural Machinery Technician program area is to allow participants to demonstrate their knowledge and problem solving skills necessary to work in the Agricultural Machinery and Service Technician field and to reinforce core skills and hands-on application of exercised that would be beneficial in a student’s education or employment.To lean more about the John Deere Tech program at NDSCS, go to

Department: John Deere Tech

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