The Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement: “Making It Grow!”

making it growThe College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences salutes three of our outstanding graduates for their part in the continuing achievement of the ETV Program “Making It Grow!”

These outstanding graduates are:

Mr. Rowland Alston, Host, is a 1970 Graduate earning a degree in Agricultural Education and is a retired extension agent from Sumter County. Mr. Alston also recently established the Rowland P. Alston, Sr. 42 Award for Excellence in Public Relations for Agriculture and Natural Resources at Clemson University.

Ms. Amanda McNulty, contributor and often color commentator for the show, is a 1980 Horticulture Graduate and is serving as an extension agent in Sumter County.

Mr. Tony Melton, contributor, is also a 1980 Horticulture graduate and currently an extension agent in Florence County.

“Making It Grow!” is produced by Clemson University and ETV won its sixth Emmy Award at the 2010 Southeast Regional National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The live, interactive call-in program is produced at WRJA-TV in Sumter and provides viewers with research-based horticultural information. Host Rowland Alston, Jr. and featured guests focus on gardening topics and highlight interesting places and products around the state.

The Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement: Television Programming Excellence was for a program segment that featured Scott's BBQ of Hemingway.

“Making It Grow!” is approaching its 500th broadcast episode, which will air Aug. 17.

In addition to host Rowland Alston, the program team includes Extension agents Amanda McNulty and Tony Melton, chat room moderator Debbie Hayes and producer/director Sean Flynn. WRJA-TV station manager is Vic Miller.

Making It Grow! 

In this photo:

Rowland Alston, host of "Making It Grow!"
Amanda McNulty, Clemson Extension Agent – Sumter County

Debbie Hayes, chat room moderator
Sean Flynn, producer/director
Tony Melton, Clemson Extension Agent – Florence County