Biosecurity: Steps to keeping your livestock healthy

Biosecurity: Steps to keeping your livestock healthy

Biosecurity at the farm level refers to measures taken to prevent pests or diseases from entering your premises and to control outbreaks if they do oc...

November 17th, 2015 |  


UMO student wins Farm Bureau College Discussion Meet

UMO student wins Farm Bureau College Discussion Meet

MOUNT OLIVE — University of Mount Olive student Clara Ervin of Catawba recently won the North Carolina Farm Bureau College Discussion Meet. Ervi...

November 16th, 2015 updated: November 16th, 2015. |  


Submit soil samples by Nov. 30 to avoid peak-season fees

Submit soil samples by Nov. 30 to avoid peak-season fees

RALEIGH — With harvest nearing completion, growers and some home gardeners are likely beginning to think about taking soil samples to prepare fo...

November 10th, 2015 |  


N.C. tobacco growers to vote on research assessment Nov. 19

RALEIGH – North Carolina tobacco growers will vote Nov. 19 on whether to continue their self-assessment to support tobacco research and educatio...

November 9th, 2015 updated: November 9th, 2015. |  


New agent introduced

New agent introduced

Sampson County Cooperative Extension director Eileen Coite, left, introduces new agent Elizabeth Rowe to the Sampson Board of Commissioners earlier th...

November 5th, 2015 updated: November 5th, 2015. |  


Bringing home the bacon

This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified processed meat as being carcinogenic to humans and red meat as a probable carcinogen. Bacon ...

November 3rd, 2015 updated: November 3rd, 2015. |  


Gardeners – Stewards of the environment

Along with Hilda Carr, Dempsey Craig, Jackie Pope, and Eloise Register, I had an enjoyable learning experience attending the 2015 NC Extension Master ...

October 27th, 2015 |  


Farmers to receive documentation of USDA services

RALEIGH — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Bob Etheridge is reminding agricultural produ...

October 26th, 2015 |  


Agriculture plays big at fair

Agriculture plays big at fair

From colorful fruits and vegetables to livestock and the biggest in sweetpotatoes, watermelons and pumpkins, all things agriculture played a huge part...

October 26th, 2015 |  


Educational workshop for far labor contractors set for Oct. 28

Educational workshop for far labor contractors set for Oct. 28

By Chase Jordancjordan@civitasmedia.comRegistration is underway for a free educational workshop for farm labor contractors and crew leaders in Sampson...

October 25th, 2015 |