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Announcing the 2016 Pawpaw Festival - August 27th!

By Derek Morris / July 22, 2016

The 2016 Pawpaw Festival will be Saturday, August 27 from 10am - 1pm at the Forsyth County Agriculture Building, located at 1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27105. This year’s festival will offer cooking demonstrations by local chefs, vendors of pawpaw fruit and trees, presentations by authors and pawpaw growers, tours of the Pawpaw Orchard at the Cooperative Extension Demonstration Gardens, and the ever-popular pawpaw ice cream!

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Volunteer Receives Service To Agriculture Award

By Mark Tucker / July 13, 2016

The North Carolina Association of County Agricultural Agents presented the 2016 Service To Agriculture Award to Mr. Edgar Miller, the chair of the Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Advisory Council. Edgar has served his nation, state, and community through his leadership and dedication. This award honors the sacrifices Edgar made in order to offer a lifetime of service to the agricultural industry.

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‘Outsmart the Weeds!’ Workshop to be held July 26

By Megan Gregory / July 8, 2016

Join Forsyth Community Gardening for this workshop on Tuesday, July 26 from 6-8 pm at Diggs-Latham Elementary School Garden. We’ll review weed life cycles and share effective practices to prevent them from growing, competing with crops, and producing seed. Crop selection, cover cropping, cultivation, mulching, and solarization will be discussed and/or demonstrated. For more information and to register, visit:

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4-H’ers Participate in 2016 District Activity Day

By Erin McSpadden / July 6, 2016

The Forsyth County 4-H Program was well-represented at this year’s District Activity Day, with 12 members competing in the Presentation Competition, each of whom earned medals in their category and age group and will advance to the State competition in July. Additionally, two Forsyth County 4-H’ers, Shandi McDaniels and Reid Swann, competed in the Talent Competition. Both performers earned a blue ribbon, the highest honor available to competitors in the talent show.

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Forsyth EMGVs Win Prestigious Flora Ann Bynum Award

By Erin McSpadden / July 6, 2016

Forsyth County’s Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (FCEMGVs) received the Flora Ann Bynum Award at the 2016 Community Appearance Award Ceremony. The award was for their dedicated work to restore the Medicinal Garden at Historic Bethabara Park, the earliest documented colonial medicinal garden in the United States.

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Opening Market Days

By Tembila C Covington / June 28, 2016

Opening Market Days featuring local urban farmers with the urban farm school program, at NC cooperative extension!

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