Local student wins Farm Bureau meet

Local student wins Farm Bureau meet

MOUNT OLIVE — University of Mount Olive junior agribusiness major Sarah Best recently won the regional and state level NC Farm Bureau Collegiate...

November 22nd, 2016 updated: November 22nd, 2016. |  


Getting back to normal after the storm

Getting back to normal after the storm

Dealing with the aftermath of a major hurricane is no easy task. It’s hard to imagine what damage you can expect to find after the flood waters ...

November 15th, 2016 |  


Become an extension master gardener volunteer

Become an extension master gardener volunteer

The Sampson County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer (EMGV) program is a collaboration between the Sampson County Cooperative Extension Service and ...

November 15th, 2016 updated: November 15th, 2016. |  


Sampson soybean production among top in state

Sampson soybean production among top in state

Soybeans are a legume related to clover, peas and alfalfa. Grown throughout the United States, soybeans are typically planted in April and May and har...

November 14th, 2016 updated: November 14th, 2016. |  


Apple season winding down

Apple season winding down

The close of the apple season in the North Carolina mountains is just a few days away now, for most by Nov. 13 or so, but the taste, the smell and eve...

November 8th, 2016 |  


No tricks, all treats this Halloween

No tricks, all treats this Halloween

Pumpkins are carved, spooky decorations are up, costumes are assembled, and all are ready for some Halloween fun. This year, enjoy a safe and happy Ha...

October 29th, 2016 |  


Lakewood FFA students beautify Salemburg

Lakewood FFA students beautify Salemburg

A group of 65 teens put community service into action Friday during Lakewood High FFA teacher Jacob Scott’s agricultural classes.The project inc...

October 25th, 2016 |  


Potential for nitrate issues exist

Potential for nitrate issues exist

With the cooler nights and shorter days comes the chore of feeding hay. No doubt some of you have already started feeding hay to your cattle. Those wh...

October 25th, 2016 updated: October 25th, 2016. |  


Harvesting the peanuts

Harvesting the peanuts

Farmers were able to get back in the fields late last week to harvest of peanuts. Here peanuts are being transferred to a cart and being readied for t...

October 19th, 2016 updated: October 19th, 2016. |  


Learning more about pesticides

Learning more about pesticides

Pesticide is a broad term when it comes to chemicals. Pesticides are broken down into many categories. For example, herbicides are used for controllin...

October 18th, 2016 |