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 |  


Fall Extension events to remember

Fall Extension events to remember

As fall moves along and we wonder where the year has gone, I thought it might be a good time to highlight the many events and activities being offered...

October 20th, 2015 |  


County extension hosts swine show contest

County extension hosts swine show contest

The 2015 Sampson Swine Show was held in early October and featured several exhibitors in different age categories.Hosted by the Sampson County Coopera...

October 20th, 2015 |  


Potential for nitrate issues

Potential for nitrate issues

With the cooler nights and shorter days comes the chore of feeding hay. No doubt some of you have already started feeding hay to your cattle. Those wh...

October 13th, 2015 |  


Farms are great destinations for family fun this fall

RALEIGH — From corn mazes and pick-your-own pumpkin patches to harvest festivals and farm-to-table dinners, agritourism farms across the state a...

October 12th, 2015 |  


Sampson farmers battle weather, await final reports

Sampson farmers battle weather, await final reports

SALEMBURG — While visiting Fann Farm’s office, Bob Etheridge did not hold back as he spoke about heavy downpours and the headache it’...

October 11th, 2015 |  


Cooperative Extension helps farmers make risk management decisions

Cooperative Extension helps farmers make risk management decisions

Local farmers are faced with many challenges as they attempt to manage risks. These challenges include high input and energy costs, fewer off-farm emp...

October 6th, 2015 |  


Sampson County Extension Office hosts pecan workshop

Sampson County Extension Office hosts pecan workshop

Last year, Dixie Jordan-Coats started Nutty Acres Pecan Orchards with plans to pass it on to the next generation.Recently, Jordan-Coats discussed how ...

October 6th, 2015 |  


NC farm families fighting back against unfair attacks

NC farm families fighting back against unfair attacks

North Carolina’s family farmers are under attack, and we’re fighting back.On Thursday, Oct.1, hundreds of hog farmers and supporters from ...

September 29th, 2015 |