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  Post Secondary Agricultural Student

The national organization was organized in March 1979 under Draft Bylaws. PAS was officially founded in March 1980 in Kansas City, Missouri. PAS is ready to celebrate 23 years of growth and success and to look into the future.

The membership now totals some 1,115 members from 56 Chapters located in 18 states. It is available to students in agriculture/agribusiness/natural resources postsecondary programs in approximately 550 institutions in all 50 states. 


The National Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization provides opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation.


PAS aspires to be the premier leadership and career development organization serving college agriculture students.


"Uniting Education and Industry in Agriculture."

One of our main purposes is to provide an opportunity for developing leadership abilities through participation in the employment experience programs, course work, and organization activities.


  • Developing individual leadership abilities
  • Promoting intellectual growth
  • Developing technical competencies
  • Fostering strong personal ethics
  • Encouraging life-long learning
  • Recognizing a synergy exists in diversity
  • Uniting education and industry

Missouri State PAS:

National PAS:


The "PAS Cow"