Cooperative Extension Service
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 NewsSubscribe
North Carolina Cooperative Extension announced a strategic plan for restructuring the century-old organization by targeting its strengths, improving access to services across the state and refocusing resources to support its refined core areas.
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.
Youth may register to enter their crafts, photography or entomology exhibits in the NC State Fair, "October Original" now until September 19th.
Youth enrolled in 4-H met in Asheville August 15-16 to learn more about county government, participate in budget simulations and tour the Buncombe County jail.
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.
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!