Agriculture & Environment
Agriculture and agribusiness account for nearly 20 percent of North Carolina's jobs
and income, but the industry faces changing technology, world markets, consumer
demands and environmental regulations. North Carolina Cooperative Extension's educational
programs provide farmers and agribusinesses with the research-based knowledge they
need to continue producing a stable, safe and affordable food supply in economically
and environmentally sustainable ways.
- Field crops - tobacco, soybeans, corn, cotton, peanuts, forages & small grains
- Livestock - cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, equine and other livestock animals
Our Livestock Extension Agent, addresses needs related to management, nutrition
and health concerns and practices of livestock production and offers solutions for
pasture and hay land to economically improve performance.
- Natural Resources/Environment - water quality, waste management, wildlife
- Fruits & Vegetables
- Forsyth County Beekeepers
Commercial horticulture is an educational program for the horticulture professional.
The program is part of N.C. Cooperative Extension and is focused on improving the
expertise of landscapers, plant nursery growers, farmers market operations, small
fruit and vegetable growers and related entrepreneurs. Learn more about the commercial
horticulture happenings by reading the newsletter, Triad Area Landscape News.