Montgomery native Colton Perdue joined the Alabama Farmers Federation as an intern in the Communications Department’s Broadcast Division Aug. 6.
“After experiencing my first week here, I am very excited about what this internship has in store for me,” said Perdue, a senior studying multimedia journalism at Troy University. “I can already tell I will receive plenty of opportunities to grow my skill set and am particularly excited about the chance to help with on-site camerawork and the creation of a real news production.”
Under the director of Federation Broadcast Division Director Kevin Worthington, Perdue will help produce “Simply Southern TV,” a weekly agriculture show sponsored by the Federation and the Alabama Farmers Cooperative. He will gain experience writing scripts, scheduling stories, shooting and editing video and preparing closed captioning files.
“Troy University has a reputation across the country for its excellent journalism program, and we’re excited to have someone as talented as Colton join us at the Federation,” Worthington said. “It takes a lot to produce a weekly television show. There’s always plenty to be done, and we look forward to the contributions Colton will make.”
Perdue’s internship will continue through the Federation’s Annual Meeting Dec. 2-3.
Perdue is a 2014 graduate of Trinity Presbyterian School. The son of Debra Evans and Patrick Perdue, he will graduate from Troy in December.