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. Cultivate: Crop Science Teen Weekend

    Cultivate: Crop Science Teen Weekend

    High school youth are invited to learn about the process of breeding and transforming crops, try their hand at growing and harvesting a diverse selection of agronomic commodities, and discover innovative means by which Crop Science is growing a better world.

  2. Livestock Skill-a-thon Team Forming

    Livestock Skill-a-thon Team Forming

    Want to learn about the different breeds of livestock, tools used to work livestock, livestock feeds, hay and wool quality, cuts of meat and how to read livestock medication labels? View the flyer to learn how!

  3. NC Cooperative Extension Announces Strategic Plan

    NC Cooperative Extension Announces Strategic Plan

    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.

  4. Are You a High School Junior Interested in Agriculture?

    Are You a High School Junior Interested in Agriculture?

    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.

  5. 4-H Youth Attends NC Association of County Commissioners Meeting

    4-H Youth Attends NC Association of County Commissioners Meeting

    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.

  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. 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!