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Iowa Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization (PAS)

The Iowa Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization (PAS) is an organization associated with agriculture/agribusiness, agriculture technologies, horticulture and natural resources offerings in approved or approvable postsecondary institutions offering certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, and baccalaureate degrees.

PAS is one of the ten career and technical student organizations that has been approved by the U. S. Department of Education as an integral part of career and technical education. We are affiliated with the National Postsecondary Agricultural Students Organization and live out the motto "Uniting Education and Industry in Agriculture."

State Activities

Dates to Remember:
Iowa State Fair (Display in Ag Building) - Aug 13-23, 2015

State Officers/Iowa FFA Foundation Sponsor Visit - Sept 4, 2015 - Iowa Finance Authority-Ag Division, Des Moines - 10:00 a.m.

Board of Directors Meeting - September 4, 2015, Iowa Corn Growers, Johnston - 11:30 am

Board of Directors Meeting - December 4, 2015, DMACC FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny - 1:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting - February 19, 2016 - DMACC FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny - 1:00 pm

   National PAS Conference - Mar. 16-19, 2016

           FFA State Conference (Booth & Workshop) - Apr. 17-19, 2016, Ames - 5:00 pm


Leadership Conference - September 30 - October 1, 2015, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids

State Conference - February 10-11, 2016 - Hosted by Indian Hills Community College, Honey Creek Resort, Moravia, Iowa


                           Other Ag/ Ag News Websites:          
  Iowa FFA Foundation
FFA Enrichment Center
National PAS Organization
Iowa Association of Career and Technical Education
ACTE (Association for Career and Technical Education)

Kelly Buckallew
PAS State President 
(660) 216-7544

Jerry Lamers
PAS Executive Director
(515) 468-1479

Dwayne Faidley
PAS Treasurer
(515) 669-9633

National PAS Conference

National PAS Conference
March 16-19, 2016
  Kansas City, MO

           For more information click on  
            National PAS Organization 


    or contact Craig McEnany at


The national organization was organized in March 1979 under Draft Bylaws. PAS was officially founded in March 1980 in Kansas City, Missouri. PAS of Iowa was originally called Agricultural Career Training of Iowa (ACT) and was organized in 1979. It was later renamed to the Iowa Postsecondary Agricultural Students Organization and has celebrated over 30 years of growth and success. Membership is comprised of student members from two year community colleges and four year colleges and universities throughout the state of Iowa.

National PAS activities are available to approximately 8000 students from 42 Chapters located in 12 states.