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. Backyard Chicken Basics

    Backyard Chicken Basics

    Gather 'round and learn some backyard basics including: raising chicks, free ranging, biosecurity and making the most of your hens.

  2. Best Broccoli for the Piedmont Workshop Moved to May 4

    Best Broccoli for the Piedmont Workshop Moved to May 4

    Due to cool Spring temperatures the Best Broccoli for the Piedmont Workshop has been moved to Monday May 4, 2015 from 10 am- noon at the Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury, NC. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Space is limited.

  3.  2015 Clover Classic 4-H Beef Cattle Results

    2015 Clover Classic 4-H Beef Cattle Results

    The fourth annual Clover Classic 4-H Livestock Show as held at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds on March 14 and 15th. The signature sponsor of the event is Forsyth County Farm Bureau. This year's event featured 160 head of beef cattle, 17 market lambs (sheep less than a year old), 21 market kids (goats less than one year old), 34 meat-type does (female goats) and 23 ewes (female sheep). Exhibitors drove from as far away as 275 miles to come exhibit and included three states and 25 counties.

  4. 2015 Clover Classic 4-H Sheep/Goat Results

    2015 Clover Classic 4-H Sheep/Goat Results

    The fourth annual Clover Classic 4-H Livestock Show as held at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds on March 14 and 15th. The signature sponsor of the event was Forsyth County Farm Bureau. This year's event featured 160 head of beef cattle, 17 market lambs (sheep less than a year old), 21 market kids (goats less than one year old), 34 meat-type does (female goats) and 23 ewes (female sheep). Exhibitors drove from as far away as 275 miles to come exhibit and included three states and 25 counties.

  5. Strawberry Season in North Carolina

    Strawberry Season in North Carolina

    Strawberry season will soon be in full swing and anyone who likes fresh, local fruit needs to get out on farm to pick berries or pick them up at the farm stand. Local berries are sweeter and much more flavorful than berries that have been shipped in from other states. There is really no comparison. You simply can’t beat the taste of a berry grown on a nearby farm.

  6. 2015 4-H Talent Show

    2015 4-H Talent Show

    The Forsyth County 4-H Talent show brought 25 entertaining acts for the enjoyment of their viewers.

  7. Teens Are Blazing a Trail

    Teens Are Blazing a Trail

    The Trailblazer Teens 4-H Club have been busy performing community service.

  8. Forsyth 4-H Team Wins Envirothon

    Forsyth 4-H Team Wins Envirothon

    The Nature Environmental Science Team participated in the Area 2 Envirothon recently.

  9. NC State to hold BBQ Camp

    NC State to hold BBQ Camp

    Want to learn or improve you BBQ skills? Come learn the art and science of BBQ from the best in NC!