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Yaklin, local Farm Bureau office recognized

Yaklin, local Farm Bureau office recognized

The annual meeting of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation was held Dec. 7 through Dec. 9 at the Sheraton Four Seasons and Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro…. Read more »

Three sworn in as Soil and Water Conservation Board

Three sworn in as Soil and Water Conservation Board

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Clerk of Superior Court Vickie Daniel swore in three new members to the Richmond County Soil and Water Conservation board Friday morning in… Read more »

Our Turn: Here’s a way to reach aspiring farmers

Our Turn: Here’s a way to reach aspiring farmers

Cooperative Extension misses the mark in talking to younger people A PeeDeePost.com editorial In this week’s Extension at Your Service column published in the Richmond County Daily Journal, Susan Kelly… Read more »

Farm Fresh Ventures announces Christmas promotion

Farm Fresh Ventures announces Christmas promotion

The multi-county, two state partnership of local agricultural producers that organized as Farm Fresh Ventures two years ago is celebrating another year of success. In its second year, the group… Read more »

Vets raising bees on old surface mines

Vets raising bees on old surface mines

By Dan Heyman Public News Service CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With a little help from the state, a few veterans have some old surface mines abuzz with a new kind of… Read more »

Buying time: Helping families prepare healthier meals

Buying time: Helping families prepare healthier meals

By Stephanie Carson Public News Service-NC CHAPEL HILL — ‘Tis the season for food drives, and while the public service is needed and appreciated, research from UNC Chapel Hill is… Read more »

You Decide: How are farming and manufacturing alike?

You Decide: How are farming and manufacturing alike?

I have a soft spot in my heart for both farmers and factory workers. One of my grandfathers was a farmer in Ohio during the early 1900s. My father –… Read more »

Plea to farmers: ‘Be your own advocate’

Plea to farmers: ‘Be your own advocate’

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Ellerbe Farmers Parade coverage ROCKINGHAM — There is nobody, said Betty Wilson, who knows the farming business like farmers. So in order to increase… Read more »

Reaching out to the next generation

Reaching out to the next generation

Farmers Parade raises ag awareness, interest By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery – more than 2,000 pics! * Farmers Day 5K coverage ELLERBE — It was a little after… Read more »

Butler, Meacham, Inman pace Farmers Day 5K

Butler, Meacham, Inman pace Farmers Day 5K

Baxley, Caulder, Smith finish atop women’s field By Kevin Spradlin and Nick Beggs PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery – the start line * Complete results – click here * Farmers Parade coverage – more… Read more »

Cost share funds still available to farmers

Cost share funds still available to farmers

Richmond County Soil and Water Conservation District has received allocation from the Ag Cost Share Program from the NC Department of Agricultural for 2014-15. The North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program… Read more »

Maebelle serves as mascot to Farm-City Week

Maebelle serves as mascot to Farm-City Week

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — The official kickoff to the annual Farm-City Week is Saturday, with the inaugural Farmers Day 5K run and walk and the 19th annual Farmers… Read more »

Tobacco: Kids can’t smoke it, but they can pick it in NC

Tobacco: Kids can’t smoke it, but they can pick it in NC

By Stephanie Carson Public News Service-NC GREENSBORO — Children half the legal smoking age reportedly are laboring in tobacco fields in North Carolina. It’s hard to tell how many or how… Read more »

Farm School registration opens for 2015 session

Farm School registration opens for 2015 session

Registration for the 2015 session of the Sandhills Farm School is now open. The school is a seven-month educational program for beginning and transitioning farmers with a strong commitment to… Read more »

LJ Bell students step up to meet water challenge

LJ Bell students step up to meet water challenge

Murphy-Brown crew aids students through testing process By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery LEDBETTER — The pH level was good — almost a perfect 7. The turbidity was low… Read more »

Conrad, livestock agent, selected for leadership program

Conrad, livestock agent, selected for leadership program

First Richmond County representative chosen Tiffanee Conrad, Richmond County Livestock Agent has been selected as one of 30 young agriculturists to take part in a two-year leadership program that starts… Read more »

Town Creek to host Great Pumpkin Launch

Town Creek to host Great Pumpkin Launch

MOUNT GILEAD — Don’t throw out your Jack-o-lantern after Halloween this year — chunk it! On Saturday Nov. 1 from noon to 3 p.m., Town Creek Indian Mound will host Boy Scout… Read more »

Students choose their own great pumpkin

Students choose their own great pumpkin

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery ROBERDEL — More than 50 students at Roberdel Baptist Church Preschool welcomed fall with pumpkins from The Berry Patch and business owner Lee… Read more »

State Fair report: Junior Doe goat show, showmanship results

State Fair report: Junior Doe goat show, showmanship results

By Tiffanee Conrad NC Cooperative Extension RALEIGH — A previous article reported how well our Richmond County youth exhibited in the Junior Wether Meat Goat Show at the NC State… Read more »

Richmond County 4-H at the N.C. State Fair

Richmond County 4-H at the N.C. State Fair

The theme at this year’s NC State Fair was “The October Original” and Richmond County 4-H’ers have great reason to celebrate after their strong showing at events this year! Youth… Read more »

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