2009 Outstanding Junior: Rachel Duff
RACHEL DUFF is majoring in agricultural journalism and minoring in equestrian science.
Duff has been on the Dean's List since coming to CAFNR. She is a member of the National Scholars Honor Society and a 2009 Dickinson Scholar. She earned the Fox 4 TV News Reaching for Excellence in Leadership Award.
From 2005-2006 she was president of the American Quarter Horse Youth Association and represented 30,000 members nationally at various events.
She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, CAFNR Student Council, CAFNR Week Steering and Fundraising Committees, and Tiger's Lair football cheerleading section. She plays First Chair Oboe in a local symphonic band.
"SHE LEADS BY EXAMPLE AND IS ALWAYS ENCOURAGING AND INSPIRING OTHERS TO FOLLOW SUIT."
— Sharon Wood-Turley, assistant professor of agricultural journalism
"Rachel works tirelessly for CAFNR," said Sharon Wood-Turley, assistant professor of agricultural journalism. "As a national officer for Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, president of Mizzou ACT, CAFNR Ambassador and a student at Stephens College, she is constantly in a position of representing our College to a variety of audiences. She is an excellent spokesperson for our College and all that CAFNR stands for."
Duff is a freelance writer for Today's Farmer magazine, manages six horses at Stephens College and was a public relations writer for CAFNR Advancement. She served as a reporter for the Columbia Missourian on the Enterprise Beat. There, she saw 17 of her stories published during the summer. During the MU Journalism School's Centennial Celebration, Duff served as a volunteer manager. "She leads by example and is always encouraging and inspiring others to follow suit," Wood-Turley said.