Our MISSION

To provide individual growth, leadership and career preparation opportunities for professional agriculture students.

Our VISION

To be the premier leadership and career development organization serving college agriculture students.

Our VALUES

  • Individual Leadership Abilities
  • Intellectual Growth
  • Technical Competency
  • Strong Personal Ethics
  • Life Long Learning
  • Diversity
  • Education and Industry Partnerships

MEMBERSHIP

  • Available to students in agriculture-related collegiate programs in 550 institutions in all 50 states.

PROGRAMS

  • Instructional programs cover all areas of agriculture and agriculture-related occupations.
  • The organization enhances members’ occupational training through incentive awards and leadership opportunities, including:
- Agricultural Education Career Program Area

- Ag Machinery Service Technician Career Program Area

- Agricultural Sales Career Program Area

- College Bowl

- Crops Specialist Career Program Area

- Dairy Specialist Career Program Area

- Employment Interview Career Program Area

- Equine Science Career Program Area

- Livestock Specialist Career Program Area

- Ornamental Horticulture Career Program Area

- Planning for Progress Career Program Area that:
    • Encourages PAS members to explore careers and take active roles in the educational process
    • Provides students with state and national recognition in specific agricultural areas
- Soil Science Specialist Career Program Area

- Speakers for Agriculture Career Program Area

Leadership

  • Governed by a National Board of Directors
  • The board is composed of seven national student officers and nine non-student members.
  • Non-student members represent postsecondary faculty, teacher educators, state supervisors, industry and the U.S. Department of Education.

Meetings

  • The organization conducts business in the fall and at the national conference; held annually in March.
  • In the interim, the board of directors meets to deal with organizational business.

Support

  • Membership fees are paid on a chapter and individual basis.
  • Special projects are funded by agricultural businesses and organizations.

History

  • The national organization was organized in March 1979 under Draft Bylaws.
  • Officially founded in March 1980 with the adoption of Bylaws.

Further Information

Mary Kay Delvo 
Executive Director

5775 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 700
Minneapolis MN 55416

Office 612-355-1266