Grant Norfleet, an agricultural education major, was named Outstanding Junior at CAFNR’s 2023 Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony, held Tuesday, April 11.
Norfleet, who is also completing a minor in both agribusiness management and digital storytelling, has taken on numerous leadership roles in CAFNR. He is currently a CAFNR Ambassador, where he serves as president, and discusses all that the College has to offer to prospective students. As president, Norfleet also manages 40 student ambassadors through meetings, campus events and volunteer hours.
Norfleet is a member and past president of the Agriculture Education Society and part of the Mizzou Student Foundation.
Norfleet helps CAFNR students as a peer success coach, too. In that role, he helps plan several events, such as the Career Fair and industry campus takeovers. He conducts mock interviews with more than 70 CAFNR students each semester. Norfleet was a Litton Leadership Scholar and worked as a youth development intern with Boone County 4-H last year. That internship allowed him to design, market, implement and evaluate 4-H youth development programs.
“As a student leader, Grant has played a pivotal role in organizing and leading various events and initiatives for our College ambassador team,” said Alex Muñoz, CAFNR’s director of student recruitment. “He has shown remarkable skill in coordinating with various stakeholders, including students, faculty and administrators, to ensure the success of these trainings. His ability to communicate effectively, delegate tasks and motivate team members has been instrumental in achieving our goals. Under Grant’s leadership, our organization has grown our membership, and more importantly, our member involvement week-to-week.”