You decide: why did we move away from self-sufficiency?

I recall my late, paternal grandmother telling me how much she looked forward to the third Friday of each month. This was the day her husband – ...

April 3rd, 2017 |  


Sampson County Master Gardener Volunteers hosting herb cooking class,

Sampson County Master Gardener Volunteers hosting herb cooking class,

In a few days, local gardeners will enjoy the aroma of food made with fresh herbs, before it satisfies the taste buds.The Sampson County Extension Mas...

April 3rd, 2017 |  


Friends of Ag rally set; Troxler to deliver keynote

Friends of Ag rally set; Troxler to deliver keynote

As a way to give thanks to a community so supportive of agriculture, the Sampson County Friends of Agriculture is hosting its annual rally next month....

March 28th, 2017 |  


Readying the plants

Readying the plants

With the onset of warmer temperatures, farmers are getting in the tobacco greenhouses and readying plants for the eventual transplant into the ground....

March 28th, 2017 |  


Protecting your backyard flock from disease through biosecurity

Protecting your backyard flock from disease through biosecurity

One of the tips I give my poultry producers most often is to “just watch your birds.” You can learn so much about your flock, their health...

March 28th, 2017 |  


Test soil now to avoid new peak-season testing fee

Test soil now to avoid new peak-season testing fee

In today’s economy, consumers are always looking for ways to save money. One of the most practical ways to save money is to have your soil teste...

March 21st, 2017 updated: March 21st, 2017. |  


Master Gardener activities abound

Is it spring? Is it winter? With the temperatures, we have had lately, who knows! It is 78 degrees one day and the next day snow. Officially, the firs...

March 21st, 2017 updated: March 21st, 2017. |  


Protecting the berries

Protecting the berries

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March 20th, 2017 |  


Small Farms Week begins in Sampson County

Small Farms Week begins in Sampson County

During a tour at D&A Farms, curious observers watched as Craig Busch talked about the process of raising hogs on the farm in Autryville. Shortly a...

March 20th, 2017 |  


Small Farms Week begins in Sampson

Small Farms Week begins in Sampson

After receiving a big honor as the 2016 Small Farmers of the Year, Donnie and Alease Williams are looking forward to showing their land to begin a sta...

March 17th, 2017 updated: March 17th, 2017. |