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 |  


Lichen: Cute, fuzzy and a serious problem

Lichen might be cute and fuzzy ——But lichen may signal more serious problems for plants. In the winter months, gardeners and homeowners ar...

March 4th, 2017 |  


Equine referendum set for Wednesday

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Horse Council announced plans for holding an equine industry referendum to extend the Horse Industry Promotion Asse...

March 4th, 2017 |  


Clinton farmers to head Pork Council’s board

RALEIGH – Mark Daughtry, a Clinton hog farmer and sow production manager for Prestage Farms, has been elected president of the North Carolina Po...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


East Bladen FFA gets support from county for Golden LEAF grant application

ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen High School is looking to expand its agriculture curriculum, and representatives from the school’s Future Farm...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Why don’t plants like winter?

“Cold Damage” is a catch-all phrase we use to explain a huge variety of plant problems that crop up often winter’s over. To protect ...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Some important fertilizing facts

Why do we need fertilizer?Plants require 16 nutrients for optimum growth. Often, the soil doesn’t hold enough of these nutrients in the quantiti...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Bladen County Cooperative Extension to host upcoming growers meetings

ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County Cooperative Extension will be having the Bladen County Cotton Production Meeting and the Bladen County Auxin Herbi...

February 2nd, 2017 |  


Growing for the local market workshops

Bladen County Cooperative Extension is hosting a series of workshops for homeowners andfarmers (alike) on growing produce for the local market. Whethe...

January 20th, 2017 |