AgNet Interns Help Cover Tallahassee Ag News Beat

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida

Kate Kennedy Kate Kennedy is serving as the intern correspondent for Southeast AgNet during the 2007 legislative session. The recent University of Florida graduate majored in animal science, specializing in equine science, and minored in agribusiness management. While working in Tallahassee, Kennedy gathers news interviews from lawmakers for reports on Southeast AgNet’s radio programs, websites and occasional “soundbite” segments in Citrus Industry Magazine.
Kennedy follows past interns who have gathered news for Southeast AgNet in Tallahassee,
Southeast AgNet Projects Coordinator Katherine Bush including Katherine Bush, who now works for the company full time. Bush graduated from UF in 2006 and is a back-up reporter for the network’s citrus programs as well as the manager of Citrus Expo. “The internship offers an opportunity to work one-on-one with decision-makers in state government,” Bush says. “It was truly a life-changing experience, enabling me to meet a lot of people, learn about many issues and get involved in areas I did not even know existed.”
S E AgNet President Gary Cooper Southeast AgNet founder and President Gary Cooper adds, “This internship program has developed into a valuable opportunity for both students and the company. Interns gets some great contacts and experience to help jump-start their careers, and we get a regular presence in the State Capitol to help keep our news coverage on top of key agriculture issues moving through the legislative process.”