More than just a pretty field

More than just a pretty field

The greens, whites and purples make this Duplin County field come alive in the sunlight, but it’s more than just a pretty field of flowers. The ...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


Heat stress reduction for hogs

Heat stress reduction for hogs

Summer temperatures are quickly approaching which poses the potential for heat stress in livestock; especially hogs as they do not have functioning sw...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


Backyard chicken DIY projects

Backyard chicken DIY projects

If you have ever considered getting chickens, but are worried about how much they may cost your family, there are lots of DIY projects you can do to c...

May 16th, 2017 |  


Prep begins for NC Watermelon Festival

The 32nd annual North Carolina Watermelon Festival in Historic Murfreesboro is scheduled for Aug. 2 - 5. This year’s theme is a “Salute to...

May 15th, 2017 |  


Got to Be NC Festival May 19-21

RALEIGH – The Got to Be NC Festival, a family-friendly celebration of agriculture, food and fun, returns to the N.C. State Fairgrounds May 19-21...

May 9th, 2017 |  


Cooperative Extension helps farmers search for alternative enterprises

Cooperative Extension helps farmers search for alternative enterprises

Change is continuous in farming. Prices, farm programs, trade policies, technology, markets, and consumer preferences all change continuously, just to...

May 9th, 2017 |  


Despite wet fields, farmers are still trying to get down rows to plow recently set out tobacco. Sampson farmers tend some 13,600 acres of tobacco now,...

May 9th, 2017 |  


Steps to a healthy, vigorous lawn

Steps to a healthy, vigorous lawn

According to a 2014 US Bureau of Labor and Statistics poll, the average American spends almost three hours per weekend caring for their lawn. Some tak...

May 9th, 2017 |  


N.C. Pork Council supports voluntary floodplain conservation effort

RALEIGH — The N.C. Pork Council announced last week that its board of directors voted unanimously to support re-establishing a voluntary floodpl...

May 8th, 2017 |  


N.C. State, N.C. A&T launch Extension rebranding effort

N.C. State, N.C. A&T launch Extension rebranding effort

RALEIGH — N.C. State Extension and The Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University have launched a rebranding effort for thei...

May 2nd, 2017 |