Hailey Schepers, an agribusiness management major, was named Outstanding Senior at CAFNR’s 2023 Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony, held Tuesday, April 11.
Schepers has had a variety of hands-on learning experiences throughout her time as a Tiger. She is the president of Sigma Alpha, where she leads more than 60 members and assists the executive officer team in completing a variety of duties. Schepers is the vice president of Collegiate Farm Bureau and also a member of the University of Missouri Honors College. She participated in a study abroad experience to Italy last spring.
Two internships offered Schepers real-world learning experiences. She worked with the United States House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., assisting staff with data collection and handling constituent concerns. Her second internship was with Corteva Agriscience and included crop scouting work, data collection on corn and soybean product trials, and several communication opportunities. Along with those experiences, Schepers has served as a research assistant with MU Extension since 2020.
After graduation, Schepers will begin a two-year trainee program with Dairy Farmers of America in their commercial rotational track program.
“Overall, Hailey Schepers is an outstanding representation of the leaders we look for in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources,” said Linda Sowers, an instructor of agricultural and applied economics. “She is an exceptional student and serves as a leader inside and outside the classroom. Her drive to learn and share her experiences and knowledge with others has had a positive impact on the College. I have enjoyed the opportunity to get to know and work with Hailey during her time at Mizzou.”