- Agricultural Biotechnology
- Class of 2018
- Beaver Crossing, Nebraska
2017 May 25
Victoria Cast of Beaver Crossing, Nebraska, represented Dordt College at the State/National Post-Secondary Agriculture Student (PAS) competition. Cast is a senior majoring in Agriculture with an emphasis in Biotechnology. She also has a minor in Chemistry.
Cast received First in Soils in the team competition and first in the Prepared Speakers in Agriculture individual competition at the State Conference competition. She placed Third in Soils in the team competition at the National level.
At the state level, seven of the 13 Dordt College teams placed within the top three. In individual competitions, 23 individual students also placed in the top three.
In the College Bowl event, in which teams comprised of five students, competed to answer questions about agriculture economics, agriculture mechanics, crops and soils, livestock, and current events in agriculture. One of the three teams representing Dordt College defeated an Iowa State team to take first out of 24 teams.
At the National level, five of the 10 Dordt College teams placed in the top 3 in their competitions. Several members of these teams also achieved individual rankings in the top 3. Additionally, in the individual events, 8 individual students placed in the top 3 in their respective competitions.
Dordt College is one of only a handful of Christian colleges in North America to offer a four-year agriculture program. Over the past several years, all Dordt agriculture students have found positions within six months of graduating, most much sooner. Some enter careers not only in farming and technical service support but also in government, finance, and international development. Learn more at www.dordt.edu/agriculture.
Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive Christian college rooted in the Reformed tradition. U.S. News & World Report, Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best college's lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,500 students. To learn more about Dordt College, visit www.dordt.edu.