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Farm-City Week

Farm-City Week

Kevin Johnson, Wayne County Cooperative Extension Director, presented a proclamation to honor Farm-City Week in Wayne County to the Wayne County Commissioners. Johnson says, “Wayne County’s farm income makes a significant contribution to the economy of our county with over $450 million in gross farm gate sales during the last year.” Wayne County is home…read more »

Local Farm Receives USDA Funds

Local Farm Receives USDA Funds

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is investing 19 million in critical infrastructure to combat climate change across rural North Carolina. These investments are made possible by the Inflation Reduction Act. Of the 19 projects funded, WHH Farms in Wayne County will receive and use $20,000 Rural Energy for America Program for…read more »

Boots on the Farm

Boots on the Farm

The University of Mount Olive (UMO) School of Agriculture and Biological Sciences recently hosted and trained several military veterans as part of a cooperative agreement with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Lovay Singleton, President of the NC Chapter of Farmer Veteran Coalition.   The three-day workshop called “Boots on the Farm,” provided information on a…read more »

Agriculture Education Day For Wayne County Public School Students [Photo Gallery]

Agriculture Education Day For Wayne County Public School Students [Photo Gallery]

Young Farmers and Ranchers hosted “We Dig It: Ag Days,” on Tuesday, April 12th at Odom Farming Company in Goldsboro. More than 1500 students learned the importance of agriculture in their daily lives, from the food they consume to the clothes they wear. The students rotated through stations such as peanuts, ornamental horticulture, sweet potatoes,…read more »

UMO Student Produces Talent On & Off The Court

UMO Student Produces Talent On & Off The Court

From UMO Media Relations MOUNT OLIVE — University of Mount Olive women’s basketball student-athlete Leah Williams has a talent for producing talent both on and off the basketball court. The junior from Autryville, N.C. recently completed an internship with Kornegay Family Farms (KFF) in Princeton during the summer. She looks to bring her knowledge back to UMO and beyond. Williams, an…read more »

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