A Good Crop of Agriculture Students!


Torgerson’s, a 4th generation Montana farm implement business, recently provided new PAS Club jackets for MSU-Northern’s Postsecondary Agricultural Students (PAS) Club members.  The PAS Club is primarily made up of MSU-Northern students majoring in agriculture and/or agriculturally related fields.  There are 29 members in the club and they have been active this year in activities related to agriculture, campus promotion, individual growth, raising funds for the National PAS convention and in developing leadership skills.  

Tom Welch, an agriculture professor and co-advisor to the PAS Club, said, “I am extremely proud of this group of young men and women who are engaging in agriculture and investing in themselves.  Torgerson’s obviously recognizes this group as our next generation of agriculturalists, and assisting them will help our country meet the future challenges of food production.”  MSU-Northern’s PAS club is very appreciative to Torgerson’s for providing the jackets.  This is an excellent example of the National PAS Organization’s motto of “Uniting Education and Industry in Agriculture.”

The PAS Club at MSU-Northern has had a busy year attending the National PAS Conference and competing in a quiz bowl, leadership, crop and livestock contests. The club also does a lot of work around the community and promoting agriculture. The students assist with FFA judging contests, read ag books to Havre first graders, clean-up a local highway and assist the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee. They also help local ranchers with bull sales and brandings, and the club even has cows of their own for fundraising.

Pictured with the MSUN PAS Club are Torgerson's representatives Phil Stokes and Marty Halfliger. Photo provided by Jim Potter, MSU-Northern.

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