Over 400 attend statewide FFA competitions at UMO

Over 400 attend statewide FFA competitions at UMO

The University of Mount Olive recently hosted over 400 students and advisors who participated in the State FFA Career Development Events in Farm Busin...

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


Excessive rainfall causes temporary changes

Excessive rainfall causes temporary changes

Due to the chronic heavy rainfall in North Carolina in recent months, many animal waste lagoons are at or near their freeboard limits. Many animal ope...

March 8th, 2016 |  


USDA financial assistance available to help organic farmers create conservation buffers

LA CROSSE, Wis., – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its intent to assist organic farmers with the cost of establishing up to ...

March 7th, 2016 |  


Voluntary agricultural districts – are you enrolled?

Voluntary agricultural districts – are you enrolled?

Many of us believe that farmland preservation is critical to Sampson County and much of North Carolina. For those landowners that do, a program was pu...

March 1st, 2016 |  


N.C. cotton growers to vote on assessment April 1

RALEIGH – North Carolina cotton growers will vote April 1 on whether to continue a checkoff program that supports their industry.The referendum ...

February 29th, 2016 |  


FFA emblem fundraiser kicking off at Southern States

Farm supply retailer Southern States Cooperative will kick off its annual FFA fundraiser March 1 in an effort to support agricultural education.The an...

February 29th, 2016 |  


4-H livestock judging

4-H livestock judging

Sampson County 4-H recently had three youth attend the Judging in January Contest which took place in Raleigh at the North Carolina State University B...

February 29th, 2016 |  


Ag Ed student to represent UMO at conference

Ag Ed student to represent UMO at conference

MOUNT OLIVE — Agriculture education major Christopher Hicks has been selected to serve as an intern for the 6th Annual Collaborative Conference ...

February 29th, 2016 |  


Sampson County’s Faithful Families to be featured in video.

Sampson County’s Faithful Families to be featured in video.

NEWTON GROVE — Under the direction of Russ Gill, Lethia Lee was interrupted on several occasions as a camera followed her around Cedar Point Dis...

February 21st, 2016 |  


Lamb honored as Outstanding Pork Producer

Lamb honored as Outstanding Pork Producer

RALEIGH – James “Cookie” Lamb, a hog farmer from Clinton has been honored as the state’s Outstanding Pork Producer by the NC P...

February 16th, 2016 |