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 |  


Preparing for winter and beekeeping chores

Preparing for winter and beekeeping chores

With winter approaching, beekeepers should be preparing their colonies for the cold days to come. Beekeepers use many different styles of feeders such...

November 19th, 2015 |  


100 years of farming heritage

100 years of farming heritage

North Carolina has a rich agricultural heritage and today, our state’s agricultural industry that includes food, fiber and forestry contributes ...

November 17th, 2015 |  


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. |