Thompson ready for new adventure with Sampson 4-H program

Thompson ready for new adventure with Sampson 4-H program

Genny Thompson is looking forward to working with local youths through Sampson County’s 4-H Club.She recently joined Sampson County Cooperative ...

February 1st, 2017 |  


Small farms keep agriculture moving forward

Small farms keep agriculture moving forward

Agriculture is the leading industry in Sampson County. Many county residents think of large-scale contract hog or poultry farms or large row crop farm...

January 31st, 2017 updated: January 31st, 2017. |  


Greenhouse work begins

Greenhouse work begins

These two photos, taken by Cindy Ivey of Duplin County, show the equipment used to steam the styrofoam trays used in tobacco greenhouses and the trays...

January 31st, 2017 |  


Goal setting for the new year

Goal setting for the new year

As most of us do, I find myself pondering what went well this past year and what I hope and plan to do different throughout the New Year, including pe...

January 24th, 2017 |  


Pruning is beneficial

Pruning is beneficial

As we approach the midpoint of winter, spring is quickly approaching. The first day of spring for 2017 begins Monday, March 20 at 6:28 a.m. I have it ...

January 24th, 2017 updated: January 24th, 2017. |  


Andy Herring, farmers prepare for spring

Andy Herring, farmers prepare for spring

Inside his farm shop, Andy Herring removed a tractor air filter and cleaned it using an air hose.“All of this stuff will generate problems if yo...

January 24th, 2017 |  


Grant to aid I-40 growth

Grant to aid I-40 growth

A federal grant has been received that will see water infrastructure expanded along Interstate 40 in northern Sampson County, which county officials s...

January 24th, 2017 |  


Bee Essay contest to award scholarships

Local youths interested in bees are being encouraged to express their knowledge of the little honey producers.The 4-H Club is now taking entries for t...

January 21st, 2017 |  


Sampson extension brings back Friends of Horticulture

Sampson extension brings back Friends of Horticulture

Friends of Horticulture is returning and agents from Sampson County Cooperative Extension are looking forward to exploring topics with the community. ...

January 20th, 2017 updated: January 20th, 2017. |  


9 pomegranate health benefits that offer powerful disease protection

9 pomegranate health benefits that offer powerful disease protection

Ruby red, delicious and nutrient rich pomegranates pack a mighty punch in safeguarding your health. The pomegranate contains a unique and powerful ant...

January 17th, 2017 |