Dupree Farms is a 3rd generation family farm located in Angier, North Carolina on the edge of Harnett, Wake, and Johnston counties. The farm is owned and operated by Roger Dupree and his son Nicholas Dupree.
Roger, like most children of his time grew up working in the fields. He tended 25 acres of tobacco his first year while attending Campbell College, majoring in Business. Nicholas, following his fathers footsteps, continued working on the farm while attending N.C. State University majoring in Field Crop Technology.
A farming tradition since 1919
Our Main Crops
Dupree Farms has been growing tobacco for over 45 years. Roger began growing tobacco on 25 acres while in college. In 1995, they progressed from rack barns to box barns. They now utilize 50 box barns for curing. In 1998 they began using mechanical harvesters which helped reduce labor cost significantly. Today the tobacco operation is fully mechanized including the setter, harvesters, and green leaf loading system. All of these advances now allow them to grow over 200 acres of flue cured tobacco for its consumers.
The grain produced at Dupree Farms consists of Corn, Soybeans, Oats, and Wheat. These crops are grown for rotation to help mitigate problems such as nematodes and diseases in Sweet Potatoes and Tobacco. Oats and Wheat are also used in the fall for cover crop on the fields to help prevent erosion and provide stability during the winter months.