Profile: Seanica Reineke
Story and photo by Kate Veik, NewsNetNebraska
Life on the farm has helped 20-year-old Seanica Reineke figure out life after college.
Reineke, a junior news-editorial major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, grew up on a three-generation farm in Edgerton, Missouri.
“I wasn’t completely into it when I was younger, but I still had fun in 4-H,” Reineke said.
Growing up on a farm and around 4-H helped her develop who she is today and where she wants to be tomorrow. She’s pursuing agricultural journalism as a career because she wants to spread the positive message of agriculture.
“It just seems like everything was lining up towards ag,” Reineke said. “I have an appreciation for farming and the entire agriculture industry.”
For the past two summers, Reineke has interned at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting in Platte City, Mo., where she learned about broadcasting, editing audio and conducting interviews.
Reineke specifically remembers intensively covering the 2012 Farm Bill, the Environmental Protection Agency and H1N1, or the “swine flu.”
“The media and people in general labeling it “swine flu” really hurt the swine industry and farmers,” Reineke said.
After graduation, Reineke said she wants to return to NAFB full-time.
“The people I have met and talked to through my internships with NAFB are just so passionate about what they do that I absolutely loved working in ag.”