Extension hosts Swine Show

Extension hosts Swine Show

While holding a stick, Colton Neal concentrated on his pig as it walked around the show ring.Nearby judges observed his relationship with the hog as h...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Prestage establishes N.C. State Scholarship

For some North Carolina students receiving early acceptance to N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, an invitation to apply for...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


2017 Census of Agriculture: what’s in it for me?

2017 Census of Agriculture: what’s in it for me?

Just about everyone knows about the United States Census, which is conducted every ten years by the United States Government to try to get an accurate...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


Brewer awarded agriculture scholarships

Brewer awarded agriculture scholarships

Hobbton High graduate and current N.C. State student Ivey Brewer has been awarded $2,500 in agriculture scholarships.The National FFA Organization awa...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


UMO students visit Sampson County farming operation

UMO students visit Sampson County farming operation

MOUNT OLIVE – Students from the University of Mount Olive AGE 211 crop science class recently visited two Sampson County farms to learn about pe...

October 2nd, 2017 |  


Union High wins $10,000 grant from Monsanto Fund

Union High wins $10,000 grant from Monsanto Fund

ROSE HILL — Students and officials from Union High School had a lot to smile about Thursday evening.During the FFA Alumni meeting, UHS received ...

September 29th, 2017 |  


Farmers should be counted in the 2017 census of ag

Farmers should be counted in the 2017 census of ag

If you’ve been in Sampson County even for a short time, it’s obvious that agriculture is the heart of this county! Not only are we the num...

September 26th, 2017 |  


Readying the fields

Readying the fields

A helicopter dips low to dispense insecticide on a field on Five Bridge Road during a flyover last week. As fall begins to unfold, the need for fields...

September 26th, 2017 |  


Varroa mites in honeybees

Varroa mites in honeybees

Many still question, what is happening to the honeybee population? One issue that affects honeybee colonies is the Varroa Mite. The insect pest has be...

September 26th, 2017 |  


High school students get a glimpse of college life at UMO AG FEST

High school students get a glimpse of college life at UMO AG FEST

MOUNT OLIVE — More than 1,425 high school FFA and 4-H members from across North Carolina flocked to the University of Mount Olive (UMO), for the...

September 25th, 2017 |