Cooperative Extension helps farmers search for alternative enterprises

Cooperative Extension helps farmers search for alternative enterprises

Change is continuous in farming. Prices, farm programs, trade policies, technology, markets, and consumer preferences all change continuously, just to...

May 9th, 2017 |  


Despite wet fields, farmers are still trying to get down rows to plow recently set out tobacco. Sampson farmers tend some 13,600 acres of tobacco now,...

May 9th, 2017 |  


Steps to a healthy, vigorous lawn

Steps to a healthy, vigorous lawn

According to a 2014 US Bureau of Labor and Statistics poll, the average American spends almost three hours per weekend caring for their lawn. Some tak...

May 9th, 2017 |  


N.C. Pork Council supports voluntary floodplain conservation effort

RALEIGH — The N.C. Pork Council announced last week that its board of directors voted unanimously to support re-establishing a voluntary floodpl...

May 8th, 2017 |  


N.C. State, N.C. A&T launch Extension rebranding effort

N.C. State, N.C. A&T launch Extension rebranding effort

RALEIGH — N.C. State Extension and The Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University have launched a rebranding effort for thei...

May 2nd, 2017 |  


Getting horses vaccinated for spring

Have you remembered to vaccinate your horse this spring? Some of us may have remembered that it’s time, but still not checked the task off our l...

May 2nd, 2017 updated: May 2nd, 2017. |  


NC Peanut Growers Association establishes scholarship at UMO

NC Peanut Growers Association establishes scholarship at UMO

MOUNT OLIVE — The NC Peanut Growers Association has established an annual scholarship for University of Mount Olive students in the amount of $1...

May 2nd, 2017 updated: May 2nd, 2017. |  


Practice for 4-H Skillathon, livestock judging starting soon

Practice for 4-H Skillathon, livestock judging starting soon

Many livestock roam the farm fields of Sampson County and a program from Cooperative Extension is giving youths a chance to show off interesting thing...

May 1st, 2017 |  


UMO presents Honorary Collegiate FFA degrees

UMO presents Honorary Collegiate FFA degrees

MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center recently celebrated its 15th anniversary with a banquet and awards...

May 1st, 2017 |  


Danford named Tree Farmer of Year

Danford named Tree Farmer of Year

Sampson County Ranger Grant Jones awarded Edwin Danford with the County’s Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year Award. ‘Woodlands have been ...

April 27th, 2017 |