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.  Upcoming Class: Cover Crops in the Garden

    Upcoming Class: Cover Crops in the Garden

    Growing a cover crop is one of the best things you can do for your soil and, in turn, for your garden.

  2. NC 4-H Photography Contest Results

    NC 4-H Photography Contest Results

    Forsyth County 4-H members won several awards during the annual NC 4-H Photography Contest.

  3. State 4-H Livestock Contest

    State 4-H Livestock Contest

    Forsyth/Stokes Livestock Team Members Win Awards

  4. Blueberry Season is Here!

    Blueberry Season is Here!

    Download a Pick Your Own Blueberry farms pamphlet. For information about freezing blueberries check out this Extension leaflet.

  5. Forsyth County 4-H’ers win honors at State 4-H Congress

    Forsyth County 4-H’ers win honors at State 4-H Congress

    Forsyth County 4-H’ers received honors during the recent State 4-H Congress. This year’s 4-H Congress, held in Raleigh June 21-24, attracted 541 youth and their adult leaders for activities including presentations on a variety of subjects, leadership and citizenship training, service opportunities, officer elections and more.

  6. Sales and Use Tax: Collection and Remittance by Farmers on product sales

    Sales and Use Tax: Collection and Remittance by Farmers on product sales

    In 2013 the General Assembly passed changes to tax law that became effective January 1, 2014. These changes created questions as to how some farms may become subject to an expanded sales tax base or not on products they sell, as well as, qualifying for sales tax exemption on farm inputs. House Bill 1050, passed by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor on May 29, 2014 provides clarification to some of these questions.

  7. 4-H Summer Adventures

    4-H Summer Adventures

    Looking for fun activities to keep your young people engaged over the summer? Sign-up for 4-H Summer Adventures.

  8. Monthly Adult Education Seminars to be held at the Arboretum & Gardens at Tanglewood Park

    Monthly Adult Education Seminars to be held at the Arboretum & Gardens at Tanglewood Park

    Seminars about gardening and landscaping are held at the Arboretum & Gardens at Tanglewood Park and are hosted by Forsyth County Cooperative Extension and Extension Master Gardener Volunteers. Come join us and learn something new for 2014!