History & Heritage
The final installment of the 2015 farming series about the process and history of farming in Franklin Southampton comes to a close after the last cover crop has been sown. This year's crops and farmers have seen the good, the bad and the ugly of farming.Read More
Rain all weekend has been the forecast for several days now. Fall harvest was just moving into full swing and now a delay. With a strong northeast wind blowing last night, I could hear the familiar hums of peanut combines and cotton pickers in the distance; they were racing to gobble up as much crop as possible before showers fell just after midnight.
The Visit Franklin Southampton VA blog series "Cultivating the Crop: A Series about the Process and History of Farming in Franklin and Southampton" provides readers with an inside look into the entire farming process from the view of one of our own, local farmers. This month's blog take a look at the beauty and complexity of Mother Nature and how her presence or lack there of plays a major hand in the success of our local farming industry.Read More
In Southampton County and Franklin, VA, the “boys of spring” don’t wear pinstripes and cleats, but rather John Deere hats and work boots. If you compare local agriculture to a baseball game, the National Anthem on opening day is playing as you read this. There has been some corn planted in the area but as a percentage to the crop, as a whole, we will compare that to preseason scrimmages.Read More
We invite you to "Escape to Tradition" in the City of Franklin and Southampton County but many don't know or understand the historic and modern view of our local farmers. In celebration for National Agriculture Day we are announcing a new blog series "Cultivating the Crop: A Series about the Process and History of Farming in Franklin and Southampton". This series will provide readers with an inside look into the entire farming process from the view of one of our own, local farmers. We hope you will enjoy learning more about Franklin and Southampton's farming history as well as the future for our local farmers. If you have specific questions in regards to farming, the process, or a specific season please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org for us to pass along to our farmer to answer at a later date.