The Hillsboro local access channel is now showing a variety of Ohio State University Extension television programs of interest to local farmers and business owners, according to Brooke Beam, the Highland County Extension office’s agriculture and natural resources/community development educator.
Beam said the shows, which began airing Wednesday, include “Agri-News,” “Forage Focus,” and “Marketing Matters.”
According to Beam, the people appearing on the shows are typically either OSU faculty members or Extension educators who are focused on relaying research-based information to viewers.
“We’re trying to help people find what works and what doesn’t so they have the most efficient operations as possible,” Beam said.
Beam said the shows, mostly filmed at the OSU South Center in Piketon, will air Monday through Friday at 6 p.m.
Beam said “Agri-News” and “Forage Focus” are beneficial for beef producers and farmers who are developing hay or pastures.
“Marketing Matters” features Extension educators discussing business practices useful for farmers and small-business owners.
“A lot of the topics discussed could apply to any business, whether it’s a clothing store, a small agritourism farm, or any other kind of small mom-and-pop store,” she said.
“Culture Cast,” a show slated to begin airing here in coming weeks, shows OSU students’ experiences around the world in study-abroad programs.
Altogether, the shows offer “a very well-rounded collection of information,” Beam said.
Beam said she’s excited about the new programming because “it’s a new way to get information from the university and the Extension educators throughout the state.”
“It’s a great way to get in touch with them on a monthly basis in each sector that the viewers are interested in,” Beam said.
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