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Building a barn art tapestry across Sampson

Building a barn art tapestry across Sampson

Two more specialty-made “barn quilts” have now been installed at locations in Sampson County, bringing local officials a step closer …

August 25th, 2015 |  

The importance of keeping good farm records

The importance of keeping good farm records

Present-day farm operations are becoming more and more business oriented than yesterday farm operations. Being a good producer is no …

August 25th, 2015 |  

In Sampson, scouting for soybean pests important

In Sampson, scouting for soybean pests important

One of many important components of growing crops is scouting for pests. Scouting is described as a precise assessment of …

August 18th, 2015 |  

University of Mount Olive ag students take on summer internships

University of Mount Olive ag students take on summer internships

MOUNT OLIVE — Students from the University of Mount Olive Agriculture Department are completing summer internships under the supervision of …

August 18th, 2015 |  

Time to watch out for armyworms

Time to watch out for armyworms

By Eileen Coite Contributing Columinst http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Eileen-Coite.jpg Around this time each year the fall armyworm shows itself in some areas. Whether …

August 11th, 2015 |  

How to be cool in the garden

How to be cool in the garden

By Tom Hroza Contributing columnist http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_RGB_TomHroza_1.jpg In Eastern North Carolina, gardeners get more than one opportunity to harvest a bounty …

August 4th, 2015 |  

Midway’s Wooten awarded National FFA scholarship

Midway’s Wooten awarded National FFA scholarship

Wooten http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_Houston-Wooten.jpg Wooten INDIANAPOLIS — The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Ram Trucks Dealer scholarship to Clark Houston Wooten …

July 29th, 2015 |  

Volunteer program offers help in community

Volunteer program offers help in community

By Mary Burke-Bass Master Gardener Mary Burke-Bass, left, and Sybil Smith prepare to share herbs during a seminar this past …

July 28th, 2015 |  

Weed control in pastures and hay fields

Weed control in pastures and hay fields

By Paul Gonzalez Coop. Ext. Agent http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_PaulGonzalez.jpg I have had a few calls lately about some weed issues so I …

July 21st, 2015 |  

Summer breeze, bugs and our trees

From the N.C. Forest Service Summer, the most loved season of the year. That time when you can put your …

July 16th, 2015 |  

Selecting alternative enterprise for your farm

Selecting alternative enterprise for your farm

By James Hartsfield Contributing columnist http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_JamesHartsfield.jpg Change is continuous in farming. Prices, farm programs, trade policies, technology, markets, and consumer …

July 14th, 2015 |  

What is herbicide resistance?

What is herbicide resistance?

Herbicide resistance is often classified when a biotype (a group of specific plant species that has traits uncommon to the …

July 7th, 2015 |  

Coite receives Distinguished Service Award

Coite receives Distinguished Service Award

Eileen Coite, Cooperative Extension Director, received the Distinguished Service Award. The North Carolina Association of County Agricultural Agents recognized Eileen …

July 5th, 2015 |  

MHS FFA earns honors

MHS FFA earns honors

The Midway FFA had seven members to earn a placing of third or higher in the NC FFA Agriscience Fair …

July 2nd, 2015 |  

Protect yourself in the heat

Protect yourself in the heat

As hot as it has been lately and will continue for the next couple of months, it’s never too late …

June 30th, 2015 |  

Local students participate in workshop

Local students participate in workshop

Pelmon J. Hudson and Dawson L. McLamb were chosen to represent Sampson County in the 2015 Resource Conservation Workshop at …

June 25th, 2015 |  

Dealing with plant stress in the garden

Dealing with plant stress in the garden

Most any garden plant will ‘wilt’ in the sun or shade during periods of extreme high temperatures in this part …

June 23rd, 2015 |  

Farmers battle heat

Farmers battle heat

Farm workers work in the extreme heat Friday in Sampson County. Some crops throughout Sampson County are being damaged by …

June 21st, 2015 |  

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