Preparing for the Japanese Beetle

Preparing for the Japanese Beetle

Summer allows many people to reap the rewards of all their hard work that was completed in the spring. Fruits are beginning to ripen, gardens are prod...

June 6th, 2017 |  


More than a hotel: Twiddle Dee offers farm experience

More than a hotel: Twiddle Dee offers farm experience

Recently, Carla Peterson was enjoying hand-feeding treats to a group of cows. Izzy, a female Belted Galloway, was a little shy, but she finally came a...

June 6th, 2017 |  


Sampson County Host its Annual Cape Fear Farm Credit Heifer Showdown

Sampson County Host its Annual Cape Fear Farm Credit Heifer Showdown

CLINTON — Even though 4-H has grown away from its original roots, the 4-H Livestock Project still holds a special place in North Carolina 4-H.4-...

June 5th, 2017 |  


Fly control for beef cattle

Fly control for beef cattle

While visiting some farms this spring to help work cattle, I have noticed that flies are out in high numbers in some places but not so much in others....

May 30th, 2017 |  


The resiliency of farmers

The resiliency of farmers

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May 30th, 2017 |  


More than just a pretty field

More than just a pretty field

The greens, whites and purples make this Duplin County field come alive in the sunlight, but it’s more than just a pretty field of flowers. The ...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


Heat stress reduction for hogs

Heat stress reduction for hogs

Summer temperatures are quickly approaching which poses the potential for heat stress in livestock; especially hogs as they do not have functioning sw...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


Backyard chicken DIY projects

Backyard chicken DIY projects

If you have ever considered getting chickens, but are worried about how much they may cost your family, there are lots of DIY projects you can do to c...

May 16th, 2017 |  


Prep begins for NC Watermelon Festival

The 32nd annual North Carolina Watermelon Festival in Historic Murfreesboro is scheduled for Aug. 2 - 5. This year’s theme is a “Salute to...

May 15th, 2017 |  


Got to Be NC Festival May 19-21

RALEIGH – The Got to Be NC Festival, a family-friendly celebration of agriculture, food and fun, returns to the N.C. State Fairgrounds May 19-21...

May 9th, 2017 |