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Making It Grow

About Making It Grow!


Rowland Alston, Jr.Host of Making It Grow!, Rowland P. Alston, Jr., who now works for Clemson University, brings a unique and diversified approach to the program with almost 30 years of service as a Clemson University Extension agent in the Sumter, SC area. Rowland has been associated with public broadcasting in this capacity since the early 1980's and in 1993 was a co-creator of the show.

He has a B.S. degree in Agricultural Education and a Masters degree in Agronomy, both from Clemson University. As host for Making It Grow! , Rowland seeks out interesting places and products to be profiled as feature segments on the program. After he investigates a prospective story, the interview is scheduled with the producer and crew of "Team MIG". Rowland then conducts a non-scripted interview focusing on the positive highlights from that particular product or business.

During the live broadcast of Making It Grow!, Rowland keeps the program moving and on track by answering questions from our phone-in audience, with the help of a knowledgeable panel of experts.

Rowland lives in Sumter County, S.C. in the Rembert Community, with his wife Martha.

When he's not working with Making It Grow!, you can usually find him sitting on a John Deere tractor or deep sea fishing.

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