Where else can you learn firsthand about harvesting crops, managing a hog farm, milking a goat to make cheese, plowing a field with mules, farm safety and horse training, all in a five-hour period? If you happen to be in Sampson County on Saturday, April 21, all this and more can be experienced by visiting Sampson Ag Day. The biennial event will be held at the Sampson County Cooperative Extension Center, at 55 Agriculture Place, Clinton, starting at 10 a.m.
The Extension Staff and volunteers have worked hard to put together a fun-filled, educational day to learn all about the No. 1 industry in and around Sampson County… you got it, agriculture. The day’s activities are being coordinated to provide a well-rounded experience for all, learning how our local farmers harvest field crops, raise livestock and poultry, train horses and mules, utilize and manage nutrients in soil, and best of all: provide the food and fiber to feed and clothe us all!
Come learn with us, enjoy a hot dog for lunch, provided compliments of Smithfield Foods, and top it off with N.C. State’s Howling Cow Ice Cream, hosted by Sampson County Farm Bureau.
Sampson County Ag Day provides an experience like none other to learn about and appreciate agriculture. Sponsors, vendors and volunteers are welcomed and appreciated. For more information on how you can be a part of this great experience, call N.C. Cooperative Extension, Sampson County Center at 910-592-7161, visit Sampson.ces.ncsu.edu, or visit the Facebook page at N.C. Cooperative Extension — Sampson County.