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.
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"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.
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.
The Forsyth Tech Stokes County campus is holding a FREE Farm Safety Institute on Saturday, February 28th from 8 AM until 4 PM.
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.
Forsyth County had three of the eight state winners in the 2014 4-H Dairy Poster Contest!
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.
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.