Dordt Agriculture Majors Compete at State PAS Competition 

Dordt ag students place first in six team events and five individual events

Dordt students in PAS

Dordt agriculture students participated in the state PAS competition on February 6-7 at Honey Creek Resort near Moravia, Iowa. Dordt had 22 students representing the agriculture program at the event. Ten teams competed along with individuals participating in a variety of events.

“Competitions like this one allow our students to apply what they learn in class to real-world situations judged by professionals in the agriculture community,” says Gary De Vries, chair of Dordt's Agriculture Department. “Students also network with other agriculture students and industry professionals from across the country. These are their teammates working to solve the problem of feeding a growing global population while being faithful stewards of limited natural resources.”

All of the participating Dordt students qualified for the national PAS competition hosted in Loveland, CO, from March 12-16.


Team Events:

First place College Bowl: Braden Konynenbelt, Rachel Hatfield, Karibeth Engelsma, Joslyn Fousert, Joeli Haan

First place Crop Specialists: Alayna Gerhardt, Emma Dieleman, and Kallin Crile

First place Dairy Specialist: Aubriana Vander Woude, Kalli Mosher, and Karibeth Engelsma

First place Overall Livestock Specialist-Sheep: Georgia Lucas, Tristan Haag, and Adri Tilstra

First place Overall Livestock Specialist-Swine: Joeli Haan, Rachel Hatfield, and Katie Jo Taylor

First place Soil Science Specialists: Jacob Herrel, Eric Hembrough, Joslyn Fousert


Individual Events:

First place Employment Interview-Crop Production: Emma Dieleman

First place Employment Interview- Dairy Production: Aubriana Vander Woude

First place Employment Interview- Feeds and Animal Health: Ivan Hoogland

First place Employment Interview- Livestock Production: Georgia Lucas

First place Speakers in Ag- Prepared: Jacob Herrel