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LLCC Ag Club students excel at Professional Agriculture Student contest

SPRINGFIELD — Eight Lincoln Land Community College Agriculture Club members recently competed at the Illinois Professional Agriculture Student (PAS) Employment Interview Contest and will advance to the national competition.


The contest, held virtually again this year, required students to create a resume, cover letter and complete a job application for a position in one of 13 agriculture fields. They then participated in a mock job interview.


Placing first in their respective areas were Luke Adams of Athens, Elizabeth Lee of Springfield, Fuller Anderson of Atwell, Clayton Walch of Raymond, Kylie Schakel of Springfield, and Carson Lobdell of Springfield. Placing second were Mackenzie Harmon of Morrisonville and Kyle Colwell of Franklin. All are now eligible to compete at the National PAS Conference in Minneapolis, Minn. in March.


“The event helps to better prepare students for real job interviews in the future,” said Bill Harmon, professor of agronomy who serves as adviser to the LLCC Ag Club along with Holly Bauman, agriculture program specialist.


PAS is a nationally recognized student organization that brings education and industry together in agriculture.