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Food Stamp regulations coming soon to Sampson County

Food Stamp regulations coming soon to Sampson County

The way food stamps are distributed in Sampson County will probably change in the future due to work requirements. According …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Don’t let cold deter from garden, lawn work

For homeowners and gardeners, February is a month where many of us would rather stay inside and put off chores …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

Security of today’s farms

Security of today’s farms

Farms, like any other business, bring their own set of security threats and challenges, several recent events highlight the need …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

Sampson County Extension seeking volunteers, sponsorship for Ag Day

Sampson County Extension seeking volunteers, sponsorship for Ag Day

Sampson County Cooperative Extension agents are preparing for a fun-filled day in the spring and are looking forward to volunteers …

January 29th, 2016 |  

Learning more about the HPAI threat

Hello everyone! My name is Margaret Ross and I am the new area specialized poultry agent for the eastern region. …

January 27th, 2016 |  

USDA expands microloans to help farmers purchase farmland, improve property

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin offering farm ownership …

January 25th, 2016 |  

Clinton’s FFA gives back

Clinton’s FFA gives back

Clinton High School FFA students wanted to give back to the community in a unique way this winter, so FFA …

January 25th, 2016 |  

Brad Hardison joins Sampson County Cooperative Extension

Brad Hardison joins Sampson County Cooperative Extension

Brad Hardison is excited to be back home and is looking forward to helping farmers throughout Sampson County. “The best …

January 19th, 2016 |  

Appropriate biosecurity measures vital to swine producers

Appropriate biosecurity measures vital to swine producers

The health and well-being of the swine that producers care for on a daily basis is their number one on-farm …

January 19th, 2016 |  

Mine request withdrawn

Mine request withdrawn

An issue that has taken hours upon hours over the past several months concluded in a matter of moments Wednesday …

January 15th, 2016 |  

4-H spinning interest

4-H spinning interest

Sampson County’s Cooperative Extension is looking forward to sparking a variety of interest in local youths. Through its 4-H program, …

January 13th, 2016 updated: January 13th, 2016. |  

New Extension faces for 2016

New Extension faces for 2016

As the new year rolls in, we hope you will take time to meet one or more of our new …

January 12th, 2016 |  

Local businesses support ag leadership opportunity for Clinton FFA members

Local businesses support ag leadership opportunity for Clinton FFA members

Thanks to financial support from local businesses, 13 officers and members from the Clinton FFA Chapter were able to attend …

January 12th, 2016 |  

Excessive rain poses problems

Excessive rain poses problems

December proved to be one of the wettest months on record in Sampson County, as well as for much of …

January 10th, 2016 |  

Prestage eyes expansion

Prestage eyes expansion

Pork and poultry production leader Prestage Farms is seeking to expand its renewable energy division in Sampson County, but said …

January 7th, 2016 |  

Don’t ignore hybrid vigor

Don’t ignore hybrid vigor

It seems that most breed associations are now promoting crossbreeding in their advertisements, even some with composite bulls of their …

January 5th, 2016 |  

4-H interest meeting set

4-H interest meeting set

The Sampson County 4-H program, through the Sampson County Cooperative Extension Service, is holding a 4-H Special Interest Club interest …

January 4th, 2016 |  

Know your production costs

Know your production costs

Management is a process in which information is the input and decisions are the output. Budgets provide information for farm …

December 29th, 2015 |  

Farming and solar energy

(Editor’s note: This is the final rebuttal on the topic began two weeks ago on farming and solar energy.) A …

December 28th, 2015 |  

Sampson nets top recycling honor

Sampson nets top recycling honor

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences named Sampson County as the John L. Smith Plastic Pesticide Container Recycling …

December 25th, 2015 |  

Sydney Johnson joins Sampson County Extension Office

Sydney Johnson joins Sampson County Extension Office

As the newest agent for Sampson County Cooperative Extension, Sydney Johnson is ready to help local families. “I’m excited to …

December 23rd, 2015 |  

Getting the most from nutrient apps

Getting the most from nutrient apps

Maximizing on nutrient applications can be beneficial. Knowing and understanding the weather and your crop is an important part of …

December 22nd, 2015 |  

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