Cooperative Extension Service

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Cooperative Extension is the outreach arm of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University and the School of Agriculture at N.C. A&T State University. We are also a department of Forsyth County Government. We are county agents, professors, scientists and volunteers working together to improve the quality of life in Forsyth County and in North Carolina. Learn more about us.

Cooperative Extension Service News

  1. New Grant Opportunity for Family Farms

    New Grant Opportunity for Family Farms

    NC AgVentures is pleased to announce a new grant opportunity offered by the NC Cooperative Extension Service and funded through the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. NC AgVentures will award 20 grants to agriculturally dependent farm families in ten counties including Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Rockingham and Yadkin County.

  2. Forsyth County 4-H Members Place at Nationals

    Forsyth County 4-H Members Place at Nationals

    Members of the Forsyth County 4-H, Horticulture Judging Team placed in the top ten at the National Junior Horticulture Association Judging competition.

  3. Fresh Produce Good Agricultural Practices Workshop Series

    Fresh Produce Good Agricultural Practices Workshop Series

    This two-part Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) workshop series will address how farmers of all sizes can achieve USDA GAPs certification, deliver information on principles of fresh produce safety and perform on-farm hazard assessments, as well as provide assistance with creating a fresh produce food safety plan.

  4. 2015  Southern Piedmont Farm School   Now Accepting Applications

    2015 Southern Piedmont Farm School Now Accepting Applications

    The Southern Piedmont Farm School is being held as the result of a successful year of Piedmont Farm School which recently graduated 20 participants including Chip and Kathryn Webb.

  5.  Community Garden Mentor Training

    Community Garden Mentor Training

    Do you care about your community? Do you enjoy gardening? Do you want to make a difference? Be a leader in your community! Attend this two-day training and become a Community Garden Mentor.

  6. Forsyth County 4-H Celebrates Science with Rockets to the Rescue

    Forsyth County 4-H Celebrates Science with Rockets to the Rescue

    In celebration of 4-H National Youth Science Day students from Kennedy, Hanes, Wiley, Paisley and Brunson become Aerospace Engineers for the day.

  7. Are You a High School Junior Interested in Agriculture?

    Are You a High School Junior Interested in Agriculture?

    North Carolina Farm Bureau annually offers the Institutes for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL) at NC State University and NC A&T State University. The program will be offered June 21-26, 2015 but applications are due March 31st. There is not a tuition or registration fee.