Meeting the needs, sun or snow

Meeting the needs, sun or snow

Despite the wintery mix that fell in Sampson and Duplin counties Saturday, farmers were quick to respond to the needs of their animals, like these cow...

January 10th, 2017 |  


Being energy efficient in your poultry houses

Being energy efficient in your poultry houses

Over the years, energy efficiency has ramped up and people are more aware of their energy usage. Power companies have also started offering incentives...

January 3rd, 2017 updated: January 3rd, 2017. |  


A head above the rest

A head above the rest

Rows and rows of fresh cabbage can be seen in this field, a crop that is often grown in both spring and fall in eastern North Carolina. Statistics fro...

December 27th, 2016 updated: December 27th, 2016. |  


Dealing with the feral swine population

The feral or wild swine population in the United States is expanding and is estimated to have caused $1.5 billion in damage in the past year alone. Fe...

December 27th, 2016 |  


Avoid premature loss of poinsettias

Avoid premature loss of poinsettias

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I enjoy spending time with family, giving to the less fortunate, keeping family traditions, and reflecting ...

December 20th, 2016 |  


Cooperative Extension offers new resource: Ask an expert

Sampson County residents now have the expertise of all of the nation’s land-grant universities at their fingertips, thanks to a web tool offered...

December 20th, 2016 |  


A guide to the donkey

A guide to the donkey

The lowly donkey, the hardworking equine often cast as the forgettable member of the farm could just be the livestock guardian you’re missing ou...

December 20th, 2016 |  


Corner store funding available through Dec. 31

RALEIGH – Corner stores have until Dec. 31 to apply for funding that is meant to provide healthier food options for people living in food desert...

December 20th, 2016 updated: December 20th, 2016. |  


Master Gardener volunteers recognized

Master Gardener volunteers recognized

The Sampson County Cooperative Extension Service hosted an awards banquet for the Extension Master Gardener Volunteers to recognize the volunteersR...

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


UMO collegiate FFA provides warm weather gear for kids in need

UMO collegiate FFA provides warm weather gear for kids in need

MOUNT OLIVE — For the 12th consecutive year, the University of Mount Olive Collegiate FFA has provided coats to needy children in the Mount Oliv...

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