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The importance of sampling for commercial poultry producers

The importance of sampling for commercial poultry producers

Commercial poultry producers have a lot of recordkeeping to keep up with and sampling records are a big part of …

May 3rd, 2016 |  

Nearing time for the harvest

Nearing time for the harvest

A close-up of a wheat field in Duplin County shows the pollination of the grain. Wheat, which was planted in …

May 3rd, 2016 |  

Senior Ag Ed major sets sights on career success after graduation

Senior Ag Ed major sets sights on career success after graduation

MOUNT OLIVE — Dylan Gupere, a Kenly resident, has cherished all of the opportunities that he received through the University …

May 2nd, 2016 |  

SNAP Ed host Sampson County Forum

SNAP Ed host Sampson County Forum

A group of local leaders and health officials are working to build a healthier Sampson County. The University of North …

April 30th, 2016 |  

Pride shown in Sampson agriculture

Pride shown in Sampson agriculture

What a fabulous day we had to celebrate agriculture in Sampson County. Of course, every day is an Ag Day …

April 26th, 2016 |  

Local flavor at the State Farmer’s Market

Local flavor at the State Farmer’s Market

Everything from asparagus to radishes, tomatoes and cucumbers could be found last week at the State Farmer’s Market in Raleigh, …

April 26th, 2016 |  

Clinton 100 Committee hosts annual meeting

Clinton 100 Committee hosts annual meeting

While addressing a room full of community members, economic development professor Jonathan Morgan was optimistic about the future of North …

April 22nd, 2016 |  

Spring forage management reminders

Spring forage management reminders

The longer, warmer spring days are upon us and it certainly feels nice! I’m sure many of you share my …

April 19th, 2016 |  

Going into the ground

Going into the ground

Farmers are readying tobacco plants for the ground now, as spring moves into high gear. Here, workers head down long …

April 19th, 2016 |  

Hundreds enjoy Sampson County Ag Day festivities

Hundreds enjoy Sampson County Ag Day festivities

With dirt up to her ankles, 5-year-old Ella Dudley smiled and concentrated as she gripped her little fingers around the …

April 18th, 2016 |  

A glimpse into farming

A glimpse into farming

A documentary about farming across the country will be shown tonight at 7 p.m. at the Agri-Exposition Center. This event …

April 13th, 2016 |  

Extension cautious of chilly spring weather

Extension cautious of chilly spring weather

Things got a little frosty for home gardeners during the recent weekend chill and Sampson County Cooperative Extension agents would …

April 12th, 2016 |  

Sampson County Ag Day coming Saturday

Sampson County Ag Day coming Saturday

In a few days, the grounds of the Sampson County Cooperative Extension Center will be filled with youths and families …

April 12th, 2016 |  

Fly control for beef cattle

Fly control for beef cattle

While visiting some farms this spring to help work cattle, I have noticed that flies are out quite early this …

April 12th, 2016 |  

Red, ripe and ready

Red, ripe and ready

Boxes of red, ripe and delicious strawberries are being picked and readied for market now in Sampson and Duplin counties, …

April 11th, 2016 |  

Ag Day promises farm fun, education

The Sampson County Cooperative Extension Center, located one mile south of Clinton on US 421, will be the site this …

April 11th, 2016 |  

Hunting for flowers

Hunting for flowers

On a nippy spring morning, Roy Cartrette of Clinton, loads a variety of brightly colored azaleas into his truck after …

April 6th, 2016 |  

A-planting we will go

A-planting we will go

This farmer kicks up a little dust as he plants corn on a recent Saturday afternoon. Farmers are returning to …

April 5th, 2016 |  

Test soil now to avoid peak-season testing fee

Test soil now to avoid peak-season testing fee

In today’s economy, consumers are always looking for ways to save money. One of the most practical ways to save …

April 4th, 2016 |  

Readying the sweet potatoes

Readying the sweet potatoes

Sweet potato plant beds are being prepared, this one in northern Duplin County. The picture shows the potatoes after they …

March 29th, 2016 |  

Free Pesticide Collection Day April 12

Free Pesticide Collection Day April 12

Do you have pesticides at your home or farm that you no longer need or use? If your answer is …

March 29th, 2016 |  

Sampson County couple are top small farmers in North Carolina

Sampson County couple are top small farmers in North Carolina

GREENSBORO — Sampson County growers Donnie and Alease Williams were named the 2016 North Carolina Small Farmers of the Year …

March 28th, 2016 |  

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