Solar farming: Changing the future of farming

You can’t help but notice changes on the landscape of agriculture in North Carolina in the form of solar farms. The question arises are these us...

December 8th, 2015 |  


Reducing threat of HPAI to farms

Hello everyone! My name is Margaret Ross and I am the new area specialized poultry agent for the eastern region. I cover 40 counties along the I-95 co...

December 8th, 2015 |  


Rowe ready to share 4-H

Rowe ready to share 4-H

Years ago, Elizabeth Rowe enjoyed bottle feeding Ginger. She was just 6 when she met the baby goat who needed nourishment and care.The aid given to th...

December 4th, 2015 |  


Welcome to fall, y’all

Yes, it is here and so welcomed by everyone. After a long hot summer and then a very wet season, we welcome the shorter, cooler brisk days of fall, a ...

December 1st, 2015 |  


Cool as a cucumber

Cool as a cucumber

Nicole Kennedy, a student in Sampson Community College’s Shutterbugs II photography class, took this mouth-watering photograph of fresh cucumber...

December 1st, 2015 updated: December 1st, 2015. |  


NC AgVentures offers grant opportunity to support family farms

NC AgVentures, a NC Cooperative Extension program, provides grants to NC farmers for new and innovative agricultural project ideas that will increase ...

November 30th, 2015 |  


Tom Turkey

Tom Turkey

The beauty of the Tom Turkey is accentuated in this photograph taken by SCC Shutterbugs 2 student Cindy Ivey, who captured some of the animals in thei...

November 26th, 2015 |  


Safe food comes from healthy animals

Safe food comes from healthy animals

People today are talking more about, and taking a greater interest in, how their food is produced. But they’re also a bit confused about the rol...

November 24th, 2015 |  


Are you a cattle farmer or a grass farmer?

Are you a cattle farmer or a grass farmer?

Recently I sat down with a producer about modifying his forage plan for the farm he manages. He wanted to reduce his need for hay and minimize the amo...

November 24th, 2015 |  


Family farm life

Family farm life

The tractor kicks up a little dust as it makes its way through a Duplin County wheat field. Cindy Ivey, a student in Sampson Community College’s...

November 23rd, 2015 |