Soil test kits are available outside our office 24/7. Learn more in this news story.
Call the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at 919-707-3180 to request an inspection of your freezer.
You may find it helpful to read their Frequently Asked Questions before calling at https://www.ncagr.gov/MeatPoultry/pdf/How%20to%20Become%20a%20Meat%20and%20Poultry%20Handler.pdf
Here is a list of large animal veterinarians in Forsyth and the surrounding area that will treat farm animals. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ah73l1xzJby2wqjCDKwPM75wmJoqsf8um4wxA1s08Js/edit?usp=sharing
There are very few grants to help you start farming. There are a few to help you expand an existing farm operation. This article sums it up nicely. https://vance.ces.ncsu.edu/2020/10/are-there-grants-for-farmers/
Here is a link to Government Funds for Farming and Information about Farm Numbers https://ncfarmlink.ces.ncsu.edu/2022/08/government-funds-for-farming-resource-page/
Carolina Farm Stewards lists financial resources.
City residents are allowed to keep up to five hens and must follow other guidelines as listed on the city's website https://www.cityofws.org/3215/Keeping-chickens-in-Winston-Salem
View the Winston-Salem City Limits by visiting https://www.cityofws.org/406/Maps and scrolling down to Winston-Salem City Limits Map.
Learn about keeping farm animals in Rural Hall at https://www.ruralhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Animal-Ordinance-1.pdf.