Hi! I’m Shannon Yokley, the new intern at Brownfield Ag News.
I’m a passionate, big-hearted aggie who hails from Jefferson City, Mo. I grew up living, breathing and loving every aspect of agriculture as I made my way from 4-H into FFA. Through these organizations, I developed a passion for the livestock industry and began my own herd of registered Angus cattle. Since the age of eight, I have been showing cattle at local, state and national levels.
While in high school, I discovered that I enjoyed writing and communicating when I became active in my high school’s journalism club. So, when it came down to selecting a major at the University of Missouri, my choice was simple. Science and Agricultural Journalism was the only choice– it combines both my passion of agriculture and my love of writing. Anytime I get a chance, I proudly state that I have “the best of both worlds.”
As a senior at MU, I try to stay as involved as I can on campus, as well as in the agriculture industry. I am a College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Peer Career Coach, a member of the 2014 Mizzou Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Team and I recently retired as president of the Alpha – Chi Chapter of Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority. Organizations I am also an active member of on campus include Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, Mizzou Collegiate Cattlewomen, Collegiate Farm Bureau and Griffith’s Leadership Society for Women.
In my spare time I enjoy being outside, working on my photography skills and eating a nice, juicy steak. When I’m not working with my show cattle, I am playing with Princess – my German Shorthair bird dog.