‘Now That’s A Good Question with Phil Oldham’ focuses on agriculture

Tennessee Tech Dean of Agriculture Darron Smith and President Phil Oldham sit down to talk about the future of agriculture.

Oldham interviews Dean Darron Smith and Michael Best

COOKEVILLE – WCTE PBS will premiere another episode of “Now That’s A Good Question with Phil Oldham” on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. The episode will feature Tennessee Tech Dean of Agriculture and Human Ecology Darron Smith along with Michael Best, a professor of agriculture who is well known for work with tomatoes and heirloom beans. 

The two guests will talk about the future of agriculture and how their work and leadership is helping students to pursue careers. Viewers will learn why students major in agriculture and about the changes in agriculture education that keeps this field vibrant and relevant. The episode will also be streamed simultaneously live on WCTE PBS’s YouTube TV channel and Facebook.

“’Now That’s A Good Question with Phil Oldham’ is such a blessing for our community, but also for our nation with the remarkable research that takes place through the talented faculty and students at the university,” said Becky Magura, president & CEO at WCTE PBS. “I’m so impressed with TTU President Phil Oldham and his ability to highlight that work with this exciting show.”

Michael Best and Tech President Phil Oldham discuss agriculture.

The eight-part series “Now That’s A Good Question with Phil Oldham” offers viewers insight into how Tennessee Tech University puts students first through the teaching and research of faculty. Each show features a topic related to the impact faculty, students and staff have on the Upper Cumberland, state, nation and the world. Viewers will hear stories about how Tech faculty work with bold, fearless and confident students to solve problems, and many of those stories feature solutions to issues being faced in rural America. 

WCTE Central TN PBS has served the Upper Cumberland 40+ years as the region’s premier storyteller and is the only television station in a 75-mile radius of Cookeville making it a strategic partner in education, health services, government, arts and music. WCTE is a 501(c) 3 and is owned and operated by the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council. WCTE Central TN PBS is one of only 350 PBS member stations nationwide.

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