UMO awards NC Peanut Growers Association scholarship

UMO awards NC Peanut Growers Association scholarship

MOUNT OLIVE — Jennifer Murphy of Everetts is the first recipient of the NC Peanut Growers Association Scholarship. Murphy, is a junior majoring ...

December 12th, 2017 |  


2017 Census of Agriculture gets underway

RALEIGH — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) began mailing the 2017 Census of Agr...

December 12th, 2017 |  


A mid-afternoon snack

A mid-afternoon snack

A group of ravenous cows enjoy a mid-afternoon snack of hay. Hay has now been stored in barns and will be fed to cows during the upcoming winter month...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Graduation ceremony and pig pickin’ to be held for Farm School

KENANSVILLE — The Small Business Center at James Sprunt Community College will hold a special ceremony for those completing the Southeastern NC ...

December 11th, 2017 |  


Additional control methods may be needed in sweet potato production

Additional control methods may be needed in sweet potato production

In mid-November, a new root knot nematode was discovered in a sweet potato field in Sampson County. The nematode is Meloidogyne enterolobii, and commo...

December 11th, 2017 |  


Sampson, Duplin Extension to host Mushroom workshop

Sampson, Duplin Extension to host Mushroom workshop

Agents from Sampson County and Duplin County Cooperative Extension are teaming up to bring a mushroom workshop to the public.The “Growing Shiita...

December 5th, 2017 |  


An Avenue of Pecans

An Avenue of Pecans

Eddie Faircloth strolled through an orchard of pecan trees as he looked off in the distance, surveying his crop. The majority are rooted in the earth,...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Preparing irrigation equipment for the winter season

Preparing irrigation equipment for the winter season

Now that the Christmas spirit is in the air and freezing temperatures are upon us, it is important for farmers to prepare their irrigation equipment f...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Butler Farm, Sampson Extension host high tunnel workshop

Butler Farm, Sampson Extension host high tunnel workshop

Inside a high tunnel on the Butler Family Farm, organic green tomatoes captured the attention of visitors on Monday afternoon. Sam Butler is looking f...

November 28th, 2017 |  


Pickin’ the beans

Pickin’ the beans

Farmers have been in the fields a few weeks now harvesting soybeans. According to the latest agriculture statitistics, released for crop year 2015, Sa...

November 28th, 2017 |