Consider potential size whenever planting

Some of the best–laid plans of dedicated gardeners run amuck because they don’t know how large their plants will grow. This problem is as ...

May 14th, 2017 |  


4-Hers compete in third annual Regional Chicken Show

4-Hers compete in third annual Regional Chicken Show

WHITE LAKE — On May 2, the lakeside picnic shelter at the NC FFA Center at White Lake, NC was converted to a show field for the evening. A show ...

May 10th, 2017 |  


Not all insects should ‘bug’ you

Gardeners normally wage what seems a never-ending battle with insects, mites and other so-called pests. But there are many bugs that are beneficial to...

May 1st, 2017 |  


‘Farm Fresh Friday’ at the farmer’s market

‘Farm Fresh Friday’ at the farmer’s market

The Cape Fear Farmer’s Market in downtown Elizabethtown hosted its weekly “Farm Fresh Friday” event with several vendors, music and ...

April 28th, 2017 |  


Sheep & Meat Goat Field Day is scheduled

HOPE MILLS — North Carolina Cooperative Extension Centers in Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson and Bladen counties are having a Sheep & Meat Goat Fi...

April 18th, 2017 |  


Cape Fear Farmer’s Market set to kick off ‘Farm Fresh Fridays’

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Cape Fear Farmers Market is set to open its 2017 season on Friday, April 28.The market, which operates at 106 Martin Luther ...

April 13th, 2017 |  


Limited space? Plant a ‘Container Garden’

Limited space need not keep you from the joys of gardening. The use of containers to make gardening a reality or enhance more traditional landscapes i...

April 2nd, 2017 |  


West Bladen FFA participates in state poultry event

RALEIGH — The West Bladen FFA Chapter participated in the North Carolina FFA Poultry Evaluation Career Development Event on March 16 at the Nort...

April 1st, 2017 |  


Bladenboro tobacco grower attends 2017 NC State Tobacco Short Course

Bladenboro tobacco grower attends 2017 NC State Tobacco Short Course

RALEIGH — A Bladen County tobacco farmer, Scott Edwards of Bladenboro, participated with 45 other tobacco farmers and industry representatives r...

March 7th, 2017 |  


Farmers can nominate schools for STEM grants

The America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Program is back, and eligible Bladen County farmers can now nominate local public schools for the cha...

March 7th, 2017 |