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. |  


Voters asked to take stand on horse referendum

Horse and other equine animal owners/lessors will vote across the state on March 8, to determine whether to continue to voluntarily assess themselves ...

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


Random ramblings of a county agent

Random ramblings of a county agent

When I was told this was my week to do a newspaper article, I wasn’t sure what I was going to write. I thought a while and then I got my inspira...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Friends of Horticulture returns to Sampson County

Friends of Horticulture returns to Sampson County

Growing a fruit trees is not impossible, but it takes more than just sticking something in the ground and walking away. One of the steps of having a d...

February 18th, 2017 updated: February 18th, 2017. |  


The importance of animal waste analyzation for proper crop application

The importance of animal waste analyzation for proper crop application

The waste produced from animal production is a valuable crop fertilization resource. Based on the average nutrient values of the various manure types ...

February 14th, 2017 |  


John C. Howard Jr. inducted into N. C. Pork Hall of Fame

John C. Howard Jr. inducted into N. C. Pork Hall of Fame

RALEIGH — The N.C Pork Council recently inducted John C. Howard Jr. into the N.C. Pork Hall of Fame, bestowing the pork industry’s highest...

February 13th, 2017 |