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 |  


Sampson County hosts Sweet Potato Field Day

Sampson County hosts Sweet Potato Field Day

After grabbing a sweet potato, Amber Tsirnikas used a laser scanner to evaluate its shape and size characteristics.“Basically what my scanner do...

September 25th, 2017 |  


The great calf escape

The great calf escape

Even a calf, if not handled properly, can become a safety hazard to livestock farmers. Knowing how to handle the young animal, particularly those that...

September 19th, 2017 |  


County recognized for Extension partnership

County recognized for Extension partnership

Sampson County was the recipient of the 2017 N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Partnership Award, representing the Southeast Extension District. Loca...

September 12th, 2017 |  


UMO Arboretum blossoms into sight for scholastic study, scenic solace

UMO Arboretum blossoms into sight for scholastic study, scenic solace

MOUNT OLIVE — If you are looking for a peaceful place to relax and enjoy nature, then look no further than the University of Mount Olive (UMO) A...

September 12th, 2017 |  


Autumnal equinox: important to agriculture

Autumnal equinox: important to agriculture

Sept. 22 is the autumnal equinox which marks the first day of fall. Days begin to get shorter, crispness is in the air, and pumpkin spice is on overlo...

September 12th, 2017 |  


Sampson 4-H urges participation in State Fair

Sampson 4-H urges participation in State Fair

With the 150th anniversary of the state fair a month away, Sampson County 4-H leaders are encouraging youths to have their work seen by thousands of p...

September 11th, 2017 |