What is a plant pathogen?

What is a plant pathogen?

A pathogen is any organism that can cause a disease to develop in plant specimens. Some pathogens only affect a single host plant, while others affect...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Sampson County 4-H’ers bring home ribbons from State Fair

Sampson County 4-H’ers bring home ribbons from State Fair

After months of preparation, 4-H youths from Sampson County were proud to bring home some ribbons from the North Carolina State Fair.During the recent...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Smithfield marks Williams’ 50 years of service

Smithfield marks Williams’ 50 years of service

The Smithfield Foods Clinton plant honored Vernon Williams for 50 years of service during a lunch this week honoring longtime employees.While hosting ...

November 1st, 2017 |  


Chainsaw artist Mike Ayers creates piece at Sampson farm

Chainsaw artist Mike Ayers creates piece at Sampson farm

Wood dust blew in the wind as Mike Ayers cranked up his chainsaw and carved feathers into a large tree trunk at Twiddle Dee Farms.For the artist, also...

November 1st, 2017 |  


Solar meeting to be held in Smithfield

A solar education meeting will explain the technology, construction, regulations, and economics of the utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems t...

October 31st, 2017 |  


Buy all the bull you can

Buy all the bull you can

With the drop in calf prices and no real rebound in sight for the next few months, I thought this would be a good topic to discuss again. You may be l...

October 31st, 2017 |  


Ensuring healthy landscapes

Ensuring healthy landscapes

One question that I’m frequently asked is how can I ensure that my landscape stays healthy? This may sound like an easy question to answer, but ...

October 31st, 2017 |  


UMO student finds value in opportunities at smaller university

UMO student finds value in opportunities at smaller university

MOUNT OLIVE — Josh Jennings of Hertford is no stranger to agriculture. His family owns and operates B&S Enterprises, a Case IH dealership, w...

October 30th, 2017 |  


PITCH: what is a cooperative?

PITCH: what is a cooperative?

October celebrates National Co-Op Month — a month dedicated to cooperatives and their unique, often hard-to-describe business models.You may not...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Sampson County veteran returns to his roots

Sampson County veteran returns to his roots

MOUNT OLIVE — For Sampson County native Cody Langston, life has offered many twists and turns. Despite changing plans and rerouting his life, he...

October 24th, 2017 |