John Deere Tech students excel at National PAS Competition

North Dakota State College of Science John Deere Tech students recently placed, with one team taking first at the National Postsecondary Agricultural Student (PAS) conference for Agricultural Machinery Service Technicians in St. Cloud, Minn.

Four NDSCS teams comprised of two students each participated, winning first, fifth (tie), seventh and fifteenth places, respectively.

Eighteen teams from 11 states across the country competed, including colleges from New York, Washington, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Mississippi, Idaho, Montana and Wisconsin.

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 11 career and technical student organizations 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 with the purpose to allow students to test their knowledge and problem-solving skills in a competitive environment to meet industry needs utilizing a variety of assessment techniques.

The Agricultural Machinery Service Technician Career Program Area is designed to:

To learn more about the John Deere Tech program at NDSCS, go to

Department: John Deere Tech

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