Extension, UNC-TV celebrate partnership during Festival

Date posted: March 7, 2011

Extension volunteers help UNC-TVVolunteers from Extension and N.C. State University helped UNC-TV during its annual fundraising event.

About 25 volunteers from North Carolina Cooperative Extension and N.C. State University celebrated a longstanding collaboration with UNC-TV during Festival, the public television station’s annual fund-raising event, on Saturday March 6.

For more than three decades, Cooperative Extension has had a unique partnership with UNC-TV to provide educational programming, said N.C. State University producer Sonya Williams Harris.

Today that partnership makes possible two popular gardening shows, “Almanac Gardener,” soon to enter its 28th season, and “In the Garden with Bryce Lane,” which recently won a regional EMMY Award.

Sonya Williams Harris, Joe Zublena and Mark Dearmon

Producer Sonya Williams Harris and State Extension Director Joe Zublena look on as University Communication Services Director Mark Dearmon talks a phone call during UNC-TV's Festival.

During the event, volunteers answered phones, and State Extension Director Dr. Joe Zublena had the chance to discuss Extension’s statewide educational programs and services.

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