86th National FFA Convention Broadcast Interns
Jamye Freeman, a senior at the University of Tennessee at Martin, is studying Agriculture Communications and Broadcasting. He is from originally from Halls, Tennessee. At the University of Tennessee at Martin, Jamye is an active staff member of WUTM 90.3 The Hawk, member of the UTM Broadcasting Guild, and a brother of the Sigma Chi fraternity. His hobbies include working in the family business, cotton ginning, hanging out with friends and exploring back roads and small towns.
In High School, Jamye was an active member of the Dyersburg FFA chapter,where he served as chapter Vice-President and West Tennessee Regional President. He also was honored with his Eagle Rank in the Boy Scouts of America and is a life time member of the FFA Alumni.
This is Jamye’s first year serving as a intern with the National FFA Organization and his fifth year to attend convention. He is excited to see and experience the convention in a new way.
Amie Burke, senior at Illinois State University, is majoring in Agricultural Communications and Leadership. She is originally from Fithian, Illinois. She will be assisting with broadcasting the positive message of the members in the National FFA Organization during the 86th National FFA Convention & Expo. While at school, Amie is involved with the Collegiate FFA Chapter, Post-Secondary Agriculture Students, National Agriculture Marketing Association, Sigma Alpha, and Deaf Redbirds Association. She is also a lifetime Illinois FFA Alumni member and serves on the Illinois Alumni Council as the reporter.
In high school Amie was an active member of the Oakwood FFA Chapter. She served as the chapter president and Section 18 President. She had the opportunity to serve as the 2009-2010 Illinois Association FFA State President where she traveled the state of Illinois, to Indianapolis, Washington, D.C., Pasadena, San Francisco, and four cities in China. Throughout her travels she communicated the positive message of Illinois Association FFA and Agriculture Education.
This will be Amie’s second year serving as an intern for the National FFA and her ninth National FFA convention. She looks forward to seeing convention from another angle and finding unique stories that encompass the experience of convention and the National FFA.
Spencer Chase is a senior Journalism and Mass Communications major at South Dakota State University and is originally from Wolsey, South Dakota. At South Dakota State, Spencer is a Senator for the College of Arts & Sciences on the SDSU Student’s Association, a student coach with the Jackrabbit football team, and is a member of FarmHouse Fraternity.
As a member of the Wolsey-Wessington FFA Chapter, Spencer’s FFA experience consisted of competing in the Livestock Judging, Public Speaking, and Farm Business Management Career Development Events and had a Beef Production Supervised Agricultural Experience. Spencer also was fortunate enough to serve as the 2010-2011 South Dakota State FFA Treasurer. This is Spencer’s third year serving as an intern for National FFA, and his fifth time attending the National FFA Convention.
Spencer’s hobbies include helping on his family’s beef and crop farm, spending time with friends, watching and analyzing sports, and can be seen on any given Saturday afternoon with his eyes glued to whatever college football game happens to be on TV and enjoying a nice, cold Dr. Pepper. Spencer is also willing to take on all challengers in a quote-off of any of his favorite movies.
Bev is a four-year veteran of the National FFA Convention media crew. She is recent gradute from the University of Missouri with degree in agricultural jouralism. She is currently the Program Manager for the public high schools of Nashville, Tenn. She is also pursuing her masters in agricultural education. Bev has been active in the FFA for more than ten years and continues to be a lifelong supporter of it’s mission.