Mack Buie loves nature and wildlife, and hopes to instill that love in his children and grandchildren as well. About three years ago, he purchased 150 acres in Montgomery County. The land had a good mix of forested and open areas, and Buie’s plan was to plant food plots to attract animals. As a semi-retired businessman with no farming experience, Buie wasn’t sure how to go about establishing wildlife food plots. When a friend mentioned that he had been able to get advice from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Buie soon found himself in contact with regional agronomist David Dycus.