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. The NC Cooperative Extension Program at NC A & T State University Hosts Small Farms Week 2015

    The NC Cooperative Extension Program at NC A & T State University Hosts Small Farms Week 2015

    "Planting a Legacy, Growing a Future," the theme of 2015 Small Farms Week, is emphasized in discussions about generational farming and community engagement in agricultural enterprise, among other activities. Tours of dynamic small farms and opportunities to question experts from agricultural agencies and organizations are also program highlights of this year’s schedule.

  2. Forsyth County to Host NC-VA Hops Conference

    Forsyth County to Host NC-VA Hops Conference

    The first annual NC-VA hops conference and beginning hop farmer will be held March 13 & 14, 2015 at the NC Cooperative Extension Forsyth Center, 1450 Fairchild Rd. in Winston-Salem.

  3. Horticultural Science Summer Institute

    Horticultural Science Summer Institute

    NC State University is once again hosting the Horticultural Science Institute for high school students with an interest in a career in the horticultural industry July 5-10.

  4. 4-H Dairy Poster Winners

    4-H Dairy Poster Winners

    Forsyth County had three of the eight state winners in the 2014 4-H Dairy Poster Contest!

  5. Clover Classic 4-H Livestock Show Entries On-Line

    Clover Classic 4-H Livestock Show Entries On-Line

    The Clover Classic Livestock Show will be held March 14th (Beef cattle) and March 15th (breeding ewes, market lambs, breeding does, and market goat wethers) at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds (home of the Dixie Classic Fair) in Winston-Salem. Showmanship and a skill-a-thon will take place both days.

  6. 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.