2014 Outstanding Junior: Shannon Yokley
Shannon Yokley is president of the Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority. She is a member of the CAFNR Student Development Board, is the treasurer of the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, and is a CAFNR Peer Career Coach. She was a Litton Leadership Scholar, a CAFNR Week Steering Committee Bonfire Co-Chair and a Dickinson Scholar.
Currently, she works for MU Extension where she is involved in video editing, shoot setups, taking portraits, conducting interviews, and producing convergence media for news stories and other state-wide media. She also produces news releases for events and programs throughout the state. She is the co-manager of Truman Angus Genetics. Shannon is a student blogger for FCS Financial, describing issues in agriculture from a student's perspective. This summer, she will travel to the Czech Republic to attend the Czech University of Life Sciences.
In my time at Mizzou, I've had the good fortune to see many talented young people step up to the plate. However, what sets some apart is that they willingly step up to the plate over and over again. Shannon has embraced Mizzou and CAFNR and has given more than could be expected from a student.
—Chip Kemp, instructor, animal sciences
"Shannon is a worthy combination of determination, leadership, and intellect and her resume reads like a checklist for college success," wrote Chip Kemp, Youth Leadership program director and animal sciences instructor. "Her ability to adapt her skillset and energy to various tasks makes her all the more unique and marketable in today's agricultural industry. It's no coincidence then that she reflects Mizzou and CAFNR in an impressive light."