N.C. Cooperative Extension is the outreach arm of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University and the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical 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. The key components of N.C. Cooperative Extension's mission are:

  • Sustaining agriculture and forestry
  • Protecting the environment
  • Maintaining viable communities
  • Developing responsible youth
  • Developing strong, healthy and safe families

We receive financial support from three levels of government - federal, state and county - and from private financial sources. We also receive support from agribusiness; organizations devoted to agriculture, youth and health; foundations and individuals. Extension works cooperatively with other state and governmental agencies.

Our staff coordinates educational programs, public meetings, workshops and field days to help you improve your life. Our Extension Agents are the bridge between specialists on the university campuses and you.

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