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McKenzie at the Dance of the Harvest Moon Powwow

Nov 14, 2023

CALS Student Grows Native American Unity and Community on Campus

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, meet McKenzie Cummings, a CALS senior and member of the Lumbee Tribe who has helped grow Native American communities at NC State. 

three women looking at plants in a greenhouse

Oct 27, 2023

Ensuring Sustainability and Food Security in Perpetuity

Michelle Schroeder-Moreno, Endowed Distinguished Chair in Sustainable Community-Based Food Systems, reflects on what’s next for the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. 

USDA Deputy Secretary Chavonda Jacobs-Young with CEFS staff, apprentice farmers and mentors.

Sep 14, 2023

USDA Deputy Secretary Visits Veteran Farmer Registered Apprenticeship Program

USDA officials, led by Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics Chavonda Jacobs-Young, learned about a successful program to introduce military veterans to farming on a visit to Wayne County. 

a woman teaching a class of students

Oct 10, 2022

CEFS Names Michelle Schroeder-Moreno as New Director

Michelle Schroeder-Moreno has been a faculty member in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and part of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems since 2004. 

Headshot of Angel Cruz

Nov 9, 2021

Boots on the Ground Program Expands Reach of Veteran Apprenticeship Farming in North Carolina

NC State staff member's newly awarded NIFA grant will provide long-term training to veterans who are interested in farming. 

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. 

Man leaning against a fence post, with grain bins in the background.

Feb 9, 2021

PSI Profile: Chris Reberg-Horton, Platform Director for Resilient Agricultural Systems

The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative's platform director for resilient agricultural systems shares thoughts on the position, the initiative, agriculture and NC State. 

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. 

butchered meat

Apr 13, 2020

Shoppers, Meat Your Local Farmer

A new web directory called MeatSuite.com connects consumers with more than 70 farmers across the state selling pasture-raised meat in bulk.