Allamakee County Cattlemen award local NICC students advancing to National PAS Conference

The Allamakee County Cattlemen’s Association recently awarded two Northeast Iowa Community College students from Allamakee County $250 each in recognition of their recent achievement at the Iowa Postsecondary Agricultural Students (PAS) Conference and advancement to the National PAS Conference. Devin Ryan and Zach Bieber, both Waukon High School graduates, were part of a team that claimed runner-up honors in the Beef Specialist competition at that Iowa PAS Conference in early February and will now be participating in that same competition at the National PAS Conference being held in Kansas City, MO March 16-19. The $250 awards presented to Ryan and Bieber will help pay for their travel expenses to be incurred as part of their trip to the National Conference. Pictured at the award presentation are: Left to right - Front row: Jack Heffern, Ron Cota, Devin Ryan, Zach Bieber and John Grangaard; Back row: Ed Bieber, Steve Hanson, Ryan Collins, Dan Schmitt, Kerry Troendle, Dan Treangen, Jim Trappe, Jerry Bulman and Gary Whittle. Submitted photo.