AgNews

September 25, 2020

Pretty Boy Farms: From the Blueberries to High-Tunnel Farming

Rows of white high-tunnels stand against the horizon. They are filled with vines bearing cucumbers, plants laden with tomatoes, and other various vegetables. Welcome to Pretty Boy Farms. Billy Augustine grew up in Hammonton, NJ, the blueberry capital of the world. His father started farming blueberries there about 35 years
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  • Helping Farmers, Helping Families

    Every day since mid-May, a large cadre of folks across the state have been working together to deliver fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, and dairy products to those in need. It is part of the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program that was put in place as part of...
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  • Over 600 Calls Made to Customers During Blitz Week

    Relationships and people are at the heart of what we do. We genuinely love building relationships with our customers and community. However, because of COVID-19, we have not been able to visit our customers as often as we like, and honestly, we miss that. We did the next best thing...
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  • Your Farm's Greatest Asset

    When it comes to considering your farm’s assets, what often makes the list are items such as the number of cattle, acres of tilled land, bushels of stored grain, number of swine or poultry houses, and equipment. All items are important but what is missing from this list of assets...
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  • Magnificent Melons - An Educational Resource

    Summertime is just around the corner, and with that comes melon season! There’s nothing quite like a cold, juicy watermelon or cantaloupe on a warm summer day. Currently, farmers are planting watermelon and cantaloupe. While we’re waiting for them to grow, let’s learn more about these delicious fruits (or are...
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  • Let's Learn About Cabbage

    For generations, parents have told their kids to eat their vegetables, often with a great deal of pushback. One way to help your kids to learn more about vegetables, and potentially be more willing to eat them is to plant a vegetable garden. When it comes to choosing vegetables for...
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  • Sweet Potato Fun Educational Resource

    Many of us are stuck at home and may even be a bit bored. However, North Carolina farmers are busy caring for their farms, from livestock to little sweet potato plants, farmers are continuing to work to feed, fuel and clothe the world. With schooling looking a little different over...
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  • Congratulations to our Ag Biz Graduates

    Over the past year, several individuals have been diligently learning and growing by participating in Cape Fear Farm Credit’s Ag Biz courses, and now, they have successfully graduated from the program. Designed for young, beginning, and small farmers (YBS), the Ag Biz course covers topics in financial management, farm business...
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  • Your Product is only as good as your Marketing

    So, you have a spectacular product that you’ve put blood, sweat and tears into. You are passionate about your product and have invested so much into making it what it is. Now, it is time to share your product with the rest of the world, but how? Your product is...
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