Caring for your lawn and the environment

Caring for your lawn and the environment

Spring is almost upon us and grass will soon begin to green up and break dormancy. The sound of lawn mowers, weed eaters, and backpack blowers will so...

March 22nd, 2016 |  


Friends of Ag Rally set for this Thursday

Friends of Ag Rally set for this Thursday

To celebrate the Sampson County Friends of Agriculture’s 20th anniversary, the group is welcoming back one of Sampson’s own to deliver the...

March 22nd, 2016 |  


Almost ready for planting

Almost ready for planting

Thousands of tobacco plants, above, shimmer in the morning sunlight, housed in this greenhouse on Beautancus Road in Duplin County. The plants are sti...

March 21st, 2016 updated: March 22nd, 2016. |  


Sampson Extension, NC A&T starts Small Farms Week with drive

Sampson Extension, NC A&T starts Small Farms Week with drive

Agriculture advocates James Hartsfield and Ned Highsmith enjoyed unpacking food on a table inside Clinton Courtyard. As they continued to pull stuff f...

March 18th, 2016 |  


Completing your poultry waste plan

Completing your poultry waste plan

The poultry industry is growing in North Carolina and poultry producers are needing waste plans completed. As the new area specialized poultry agent f...

March 15th, 2016 |  


FFA chapter awarded program improvement grant

FFA chapter awarded program improvement grant

RALEIGH – The Lakewood FFA Chapter has been awarded a $5,000 program improvement grant from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. Th...

March 14th, 2016 |  


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 |