Shelby Meyer member of postsecondary ag organization; will compete in event at nat'l level

Friday, February 24, 2012
Amanda Huntley, Dolliver, Shelby Meyer, Alta and Tonya Johnson, Cushing - members of the Postsecondary Agricultural Students organization. /Submitted

Postsecondary Agricultural Students (PAS) is an organization associated with postsecondary agricultural, agribusiness, horticultural, and natural resources education programs. It is an integral part of career and technical education at the postsecondary level. It provides an opportunity for individuals to develop or further enhance their leadership, technical, and personal skills while in college. It also provides the members great networking opportunities with business and industry as they prepare for and seek employment. (

Iowa PAS is an organization that was started in 1979 and continues to grow. It is very similar to Future Farmers of America (FFA) but at a college level competition. On Feb. 2-3, Iowa Lakes Community College Agricultural Programs had 17 students compete at Iowa State PAS competition and nine students make it to National PAS Competition that will be held on March 14 -17 in Des Moines. The students are competing in the following areas: prepared speaking, college bowl, sheep specialist, and representing as state officers. Pictured from left to right is thesheep specialist team Amanda Huntley, Dolliver, Shelby Meyer, Alta and Tonya Johnson, Cushing.

These three young woman volunteered to work together and form a sheep team to compete at the state level.

They used all of their knowledge and skills from raising sheep on their own farms to place second in the state competition. Please help in congratulating all of the students and wishing them luck at nationals.