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A man wearing a mask and holding up fresh produce

Aug 6, 2021

A Necessary Network for Local Foods

During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Carolina Local Food Council proved communication and collaboration were key in helping the state’s local food systems survive and thrive. 

Nancy Creamer

Feb 8, 2021

CEFS’ Creamer Retires After 25 Years of Service

For more than two decades, Nancy Creamer has been dedicated to sustainable agriculture and equitable food systems in North Carolina. She recently retired from the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. 

A group of youth with a woman writing on a white board.

Aug 5, 2020

Working Toward a More Equitable Food System

For Shorlette Ammons and others who are part of the Committee on Racial Equity, a better understanding of race and racialization in our past and present food system is key to an equitable future. 

Two women discussing a plan for seedlings.

Aug 20, 2018

CALS’ Newest Major: Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

The start of a new academic year brings a new multidisciplinary major, the bachelor of science in agroecology and sustainable food systems, to CALS. 

Industrial engineering graduate student Jazmine Davis zaps inefficiencies at food hubs and on the farm.

Apr 8, 2016

Engineering Agriculture

For industrial engineering graduate student Jazmine Davis, interdisciplinary work in agriculture has been life-changing. 

Oct 31, 2014

CEFS receives $2.5 million in new grants

Researchers at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems have received three grants totaling more than $2.5 million since July to support research and education at the center's 2,000-acre research farm in Goldsboro and on farms across the state. 

Aug 28, 2014

CEFS celebrates two decades of transforming North Carolina’s food system

In April, CEFS kicked off its 20th anniversary celebration, which continues this fall with a SOILbration and reunion for past faculty, interns and apprentices. 

Aug 28, 2014

Nurturing a new venture: CALS animal scientist assists in sustainable swine operation start-up

The College's Silvana Pietrosemoli works with Alleghany County farmers to set up a pastured pork operation. 

Oct 3, 2012

Workshop for women focuses on handling cattle

North Carolina Cooperative Extension provides workshops for women on low-stress cattle handling techniques and other topics related to beef cattle.