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Center for Environmental Farming Systems

Apr 24, 2024

CEFS Small Farm Unit Field Day

Join the Center for Environmental Farming Systems for an enriching two-day event where you’ll delve into the world of specialty vegetable crops, sustainable soil practices, beekeeping, and much more! What… 

Apr 24, 2024

Lunch and Learn: Incorporating Agroforestry and Food Forests into your Landscape or Farm

Embark on an eco-friendly journey with our Lunch and Learn webinar on Agroforestry and Food Forests! Discover how agroforestry and food forests can revolutionize your landscape or farm, while promoting… 

Packaged meat

Mar 11, 2024

From Farm to Freezer

MeatSuite.com, which helps match North Carolina consumers with farmers selling local and pasture-raised meat, has added more farms and features. 

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.