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. Scale Certification to Take Place Wednesday March 2

    Scale Certification to Take Place Wednesday March 2

    NCDA & CS will be certifying scales at the Forsyth Cooperative Extension office on Wednesday March 2 beginning at 8:30 am for farmers who sell at local farmers markets.

  2. Meet Your Farmer CSA Sign Up Day

    Meet Your Farmer CSA Sign Up Day

    Have you wanted to know who our local food farmers are? Have you considered signing up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box with a local farm? Now’s your chance. Come meet our rock star local food farmers in our county’s first "Meet Your Farmer CSA Sign Up Day."

  3. South Atlantic Hops Conference for North Carolina and Virginia Hops Growers

    South Atlantic Hops Conference for North Carolina and Virginia Hops Growers

    The interest in growing hops is expanding across our region and includes farmers currently growing field crops, horticultural crops, and livestock. There is also growing interest in starting new breweries and providing other products for this industry.

  4. NC/VA Horse Festival

    NC/VA Horse Festival

    Adults and children are invited to this FREE Horse Festival, March 5 at the Olde Dominion Agriculture Complex in Chatham, Virginia. The hours are 10 AM - 3 PM.

  5. 2016 Clover Classic 4-H Livestock Show

    2016 Clover Classic 4-H Livestock Show

    Information regarding the 2016 Clover Classic 4-H Livestock Show is on-line. Visit http://forsyth.cc/CES/CloverClassic.aspx for rules and entry forms.

  6. 2016 Forsyth 4-H Plant Sale

    2016 Forsyth 4-H Plant Sale

    Forsyth County Cooperative Extension is offering their annual 4-H Plant Sale to raise money for their 4-H Scholarship Dollars fund. Orders are due by February 15th.

  7. NC 4-H Horsemanship Camp

    NC 4-H Horsemanship Camp

    NC 4-H Horsemanship Camp will be June 12-17, 2016 at Millstone 4-H Center in Ellerbe, NC for youth ages 9-19. Youth must bring their horse with them to camp. You do NOT have to be currently enrolled in 4-H to attend.

  8. 2016 NC Farm School Now Accepting Applications

    2016 NC Farm School Now Accepting Applications

    Cooperative Extension’s NC Farm Schools support new and aspiring farmers NC Farm School now accepting applications. NC Farm School provides practical business instruction targeted to small farms, a network of farmers and extension agents working in the field, and resources for vibrant small farms in North Carolina. Whether you want to increase your bottom line, take on a new enterprise, or sustain your farming way of life-NC Farm School has something for you.

  9. 4-H Family Camping Weekend

    4-H Family Camping Weekend

    Millstone 4-H Center is hosting their first family camping weekend April 1-3.

  10. Piedmont Regional Beef Conference

    Piedmont Regional Beef Conference

    Piedmont Regional Beef Conference will be held Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the Guilford County Extension Office, 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro, NC 27405 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  11. We Want to Know What YOU Think!

    We Want to Know What YOU Think!

    What does the future hold for farms and forestland in Forsyth County? Please read for more information about how you can have a voice in shaping our county.