Van Hemric named 2017 North Carolina Farmer of the Year

Van Hemric named 2017 North Carolina Farmer of the Year

HAMPTONVILLE — Van Hemric of Hamptonville started farming on a modest scale in 1988 with six acres of tobacco. The next year, he put up his firs...

August 15th, 2017 |  


4-H Livestock Show showcases local youth

For anyone who is tired of mundane Saturday afternoon chores or the same old thing every Saturday, like yard work, washing the car and cleaning the ho...

August 9th, 2017 |  


Yadkin students complete Agricultural Leaders program

Yadkin students complete Agricultural Leaders program

Yadkin County students Ryan Coe and Timothy Matthews were recognized for completing NC Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (...

July 5th, 2017 |  


June is Dairy Month

June is Dairy Month

In 1937, some grocer organizations decided to sponsor National Milk Month to create a way to hand out extra milk when dairy production was at a surplu...

June 22nd, 2017 |  


USDA Farm Service Agency county committee nomination period begins June 15

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced recently that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committ...

May 31st, 2017 |  


North Carolina dairy referendum slated

Dairy farmers in Yadkin County will be voting in a Dairy Promotion Referendum on May 18. The referendum is on the question of continuing the 10-cent a...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Free pesticide collection day

Davie County will host a free Pesticide Collection Day on May 3. The collection will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Masonic Picnic Grounds, at 201 P...

April 20th, 2017 |  


East Bend corn grower earns top state honors in national corn yield contest

ST. LOUIS — As the American farmer strives to meet the growing demand for corn required to satisfy increasing world demand, one area grower has ...

April 6th, 2017 |  


Pastures need a facelift?

With the lack of moisture and ill-timed cold snaps, pasture grasses have taken a beating the last couple of years. Livestock have tried to graze short...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Yadkin County tobacco grower attends NC State Tobacco Short Course

Yadkin County tobacco grower attends NC State Tobacco Short Course

Ben Hobson, a Yadkin County young farmer, participated with 45 other tobacco farmers and industry representatives recently in the 2017 NC State Tobacc...

February 23rd, 2017 |