APT Puts A Spotlight on Agriculture
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Posted Feb 2, 2018

APT Puts A Spotlight on Agriculture

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New Series Premieres Feb. 5 at 9:00pm

Agriculture is the number one industry in Alabama, but the number of people who are directly connected with farms and farming is relatively small.  You might think agriculture has nothing to do with you. But as one Alabama farmer observed, if you eat food or wear clothes, you depend on agriculture.

Now, Alabama Public Television is pleased to present a new quarterly series that explores the state’s agriculture industry from field to table. SPOTLIGHT ON AGRICULTURE premieres Monday, Feb. 5 at 9:00pm, and Auburn University research will be the central focus of the series debut.

“Agriculture is one of the foundational pillars of Auburn University,” Auburn President Steven Leath says. “We are deeply appreciative to Alabama Public Television for producing this series to highlight the crucial role that our agricultural researchers and producers play in society.”

Monday night’s SPOTLIGHT ON AGRICULTURE will highlight Auburn research programs aimed toward eliminating water pollution for communities, conserving water resources for farmers and maximizing soil quality and productivity through natural, sustainable methods.

“Our natural environment and resources give us the basic necessities of life—the food we eat and the water we drink,” says Paul Patterson, dean of Auburn’s College of Agriculture. “But as our world grows, these resources are being stretched thin. We must take greater care of them and use them more responsibly. Sustainability is crucial, and that is a major focus for us at Auburn.”

If you can’t watch the premiere on Monday night, look for SPOTLIGHT ON AGRICULTURE on Alabama Public Television’s website, aptv.org, or watch it on the APT mobile app, available for Apple and Android devices.

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