County recognized for Extension partnership

County recognized for Extension partnership

Sampson County was the recipient of the 2017 N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Partnership Award, representing the Southeast Extension District. Loca...

September 12th, 2017 |  


UMO Arboretum blossoms into sight for scholastic study, scenic solace

UMO Arboretum blossoms into sight for scholastic study, scenic solace

MOUNT OLIVE — If you are looking for a peaceful place to relax and enjoy nature, then look no further than the University of Mount Olive (UMO) A...

September 12th, 2017 |  


Autumnal equinox: important to agriculture

Autumnal equinox: important to agriculture

Sept. 22 is the autumnal equinox which marks the first day of fall. Days begin to get shorter, crispness is in the air, and pumpkin spice is on overlo...

September 12th, 2017 |  


Sampson 4-H urges participation in State Fair

Sampson 4-H urges participation in State Fair

With the 150th anniversary of the state fair a month away, Sampson County 4-H leaders are encouraging youths to have their work seen by thousands of p...

September 11th, 2017 |  


Get ready for fall

Get ready for fall

It seems as if the summer time has gone by pretty fast. Some of us have had adequate rain and others not. We had some hot weather, but overall, not to...

September 5th, 2017 |  


Promoting safety in fields

Promoting safety in fields

In the morning, tobacco leaves are wet. Many are unaware how toxic working in those fields can be.“When you’re out there working when the ...

September 1st, 2017 |  


Master Gardeners, Sampson Extension host scarecrow contest

Master Gardeners, Sampson Extension host scarecrow contest

Next month, birds will probably be a little frightened to visit the Sampson County Center of Cooperative Extension.Sampson County’s Extension Ma...

August 31st, 2017 |  


Ripening on the vine

Ripening on the vine

These Sampson vines, located in the Salemburg area, are loaded with lucious grapes which will soon be ready for picking. Sampson County is growing in ...

August 29th, 2017 |  


Swine show circuit kicks off

Swine show circuit kicks off

As a livestock agent with NC Cooperative Extension, I am privileged to work with swine farmers who are some of the hardest working people I know. Whet...

August 29th, 2017 |  


Equine infectious anemia found in mule

RALEIGH — A 14-year-old female mule in Johnston County has contracted equine infectious anemia.The disease was discovered through a routine bloo...

August 28th, 2017 |