AgNews

March 30, 2020

Talking Turkey: Meet a Turkey Farmer and Learn Some Turkey Facts

Let’s talk turkey. Did you know there’s a lot of turkeys in North Carolina? 32.5 million to be exact! Raising that many turkeys makes North Carolina #2 in the country for raising the most turkeys behind Minnesota. Sampson County raises the most turkeys in North Carolina. Speaking of raising turkeys
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  • Ithica Creamery: AgStory

    “We have cattle and goats and chickens, and we are busy all the time.”—John Carter John sums up his and his family’s farm life quite well in those 14 words, but it certainly doesn’t tell the full story. In between the cattle, goats, and chickens is a...
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  • My Superhero—My Dad, the Farmer

    Superheroes are mighty famous these days. They wear capes and save cities and often make the news. But I know of an unsung superhero that doesn’t fit that mold. He’s got a heart of gold. He’s a farmer, and he’s my dad. Some heroes don’t wear capes or tights. No...
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  • The Journey from Vietnam Refugee to North Carolina Farmer

    April 30, 1975 changed Ngockhanh (NG) Le and Gio-An Ho’s families forever. That day changed the course of their lives, and would ultimately lead them down a path they never could imagine. April 30, 1975 marked the Fall of Saigon, and the communist takeover of Vietnam, forcing thousands to become...
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  • Dear Farm Mom

    Dear Farm Mom, Being a mom is hard and messy and exhausting; but when you are a farm mom, it gets even harder, messier, and further exhausting! I see that now...because of you. The clothes are caked with dirt from the fields, grease from machinery, and oh...that must be fresh...
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  • Malloy Graduates from Agricultural Leadership Program

    Suzanne Malloy, of Robeson County graduated on March 2 from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission Agricultural Leadership Development Program. Pictured on the right is Suzanne Malloy, Lumberton Branch Assistant Manager and Kevin Kinlaw, Lumberton Branch Manager at her graduation event. Suzanne Hodge Malloy, Robeson County, has been a...
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  • Cape Fear Farm Credit welcomes Thanh Moco

    Cape Fear Farm Credit welcomes Thanh Moco to serve Cape Fear Farm Credit’s customer-owners as the Internal Controls and Financial Reporting Manager, based out of the Administrative office in Fayetteville, NC. With previous banking experience in financial reporting, Thanh has a passion for local institutions where employees can make meaningful...
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  • Practicing Farm Safety and Carrying on the Heritage of Farming

    Melissa Wallace was working on the farm with her husband, David, when a normal day ended in an accident that changed Melissa’s perspective on farming forever. It was that day that she personally experienced the dangers of farming. Melissa and her husband were scooping and cleaning up corn by the...
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