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. |  


Sparking an interest in farmland preservation

Sparking an interest in farmland preservation

In the past few weeks, I’m happy to say I have received several calls about interest in the Voluntary Agricultural District program. While many ...

March 14th, 2017 |  


Proper lawn care in the spring

Proper lawn care in the spring

If you are like many homeowners in Sampson County, this undecided weather pattern has your lawn wondering if it is spring or winter. Some lawns have a...

March 14th, 2017 |  


Tobacco greenhouse production

Tobacco greenhouse production

A successful tobacco season begins in the greenhouse and transplant production is off to a good start this season. With this in mind, cold injury is a...

March 7th, 2017 |  


National Outstanding Young Farmers honored

National Outstanding Young Farmers honored

Greenville, South Carolina, was the site for the 61st annual National outstanding Young Farmers Awards Congress, the oldest farmer recognition program...

March 7th, 2017 |  


Local student competes in American Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet

Local student competes in American Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet

MOUNT OLIVE — University of Mount Olive senior agribusiness major Sarah Best of Newton Grove recently participated in the American Farm Bureau F...

March 6th, 2017 updated: March 6th, 2017. |  


Frost can still be a killer, even in Sampson, even in March

Frost can still be a killer, even in Sampson, even in March

As I have traveled the county this past week, I have seen countless numbers of fruit trees already in green-tip stage, pink-tip stage, or already in b...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Sampson County 4-H volunteers, sponsors honored

Sampson County 4-H volunteers, sponsors honored

North Carolina 4-H recently held its annual 4-H Volunteer Leaders Conference in Durham.Sampson County had two volunteers honored during the annual con...

February 27th, 2017 updated: February 27th, 2017. |  


Sampson’s Hippity Hop 4-H Rabbit Club compete in 4-H Bunny Bowl

Sampson’s Hippity Hop 4-H Rabbit Club compete in 4-H Bunny Bowl

On Saturday Feb. 18, the Hippity Hop 4-H Rabbit Club and Sampson County 4-H hosted its annual 4-H Bunny Bowl.Bunny Bowl is a contest where the youth a...

February 27th, 2017 updated: February 27th, 2017. |  


Daughtry elected to lead N.C. Pork Council board of directors

RALEIGH — Mark Daughtry, a Clinton hog farmer and sow production manager for Prestage Farms, has been elected president of the North Carolina Po...

February 27th, 2017 updated: February 27th, 2017. |