INSTITUTE - West Virginia State University Extension, which provides educational outreach programming throughout West Virginia, is pleased to announce the debut of its television series, Extension Matters, in the Logan area. The show airws Tuesday, April 15, at 3:30 p.m. on Southern Channel 17 on Suddenlink Cable.
The series, which premiered in the Charleston area last year, is hosted by Communications Specialist Matt Browning, a Logan County native and SWVCTC graduate. Topics range from WVSU Extension news and events to lifestyle segments such as staying physically active during the workday and proper garden care.
"Our goal is to take the outreach mission of Extension and make it accessible to people all over the viewing area," said Browning. "We began our second production season in March and are thrilled that viewers back home will now be able to tune in to the show."
The series debuted last August as a mixture of news and informative pieces about WVSU Extension, as well as practical segments that allow viewers to incorporate activities into their own lives.
"We don't want every show to be 30 minutes of talking heads," said Browning. "While that style of programming is important and is part of Extension Matters, it's vital that we make every effort to involve our audience. WVSU Extension's work takes place in the community, after all, so that's where we need to be."
The new season kicked off with information about two of Extension's upcoming programs, the WV Geri Olympics and the Hip Hop Boot Camp. Topics for upcoming shows include an "Extension in the Kitchen" healthy cooking demonstration and advice on spring gardening preparation.
The show will continue to air on Southern Channel 17 on the third Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Matt Browning at (304) 766-4288 or at firstname.lastname@example.org