Online Dashboards Illustrate Local Foods Spending Data
Where are North Carolinians buying local foods? How much are they spending? These are just some of the questions being answered through a collaboration of the NC 10% Campaign and RTI International.
Student Spotlight: Johnson Studies Farm-Level Food Loss
A graduate student in horticultural science is helping fill in the blanks on the topic of farm-level food losses and taking the first steps toward reducing them.
Ethnobiologist to Speak at Raulston Arboretum
Internationally renowned nature writer and ethnobiologist Gary Nabhan will deliver a lecture related to the conservation of food diversity on Oct. 14 at NC State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh.
Women in Meat Business Invited to NC Conference
The popular NC Choices’ Women Working in the Meat Business conference is back for 2016, with organizers doubling the conference size and offering new programming and hands-on activities.
Opinion: A place at the table for all farmers
Small-scale farms are necessary for maintaining the health and welfare of North Carolina's people and communities. So are larger-scale farms. But in looking at some of the conversations taking place on social media, you would think one can only exist if the other ceases to exist. Associate Dean Rich Bonanno contends the dialogue should not be framed as either-or, but rather both-and.
Three special guests to highlight Farm to Fork Picnic Weekend
The ninth annual Farm to Fork Picnic weekend will not only be about great food but also great discussion, with an award-winning chef and two food policy experts with ties to the White House serving as special guests.
Farm to Fork Picnic weekend tickets on sale
"Healthy Foods, Healthy Kids" is the theme for the Center for Environmental Farming Systems' 2016 Farm to Fork Picnic Weekend, set for June 3-5. Tickets are on sale now, with proceeds benefit beginning farmer training programs at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems and the W.C. Breeze Family Farm Agricultural Extension and Research Center.
Blacklin honored for fresh perspective
Sarah Blacklin, of North Carolina's Center for Environmental Farming Systems, has been recognized as one of 100 leaders in the United States who are changing rural communities and agriculture for the better. She is program director for CEFS’ NC Choices initiative.
Filmmaker Q&A, free screening of NC farm documentary for National Ag Day
NC State University Libraries and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems are co-hosting a free screening of The Last Barn Dance on Tuesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. in the D.H. Hill Library West Wing Auditorium. The film chronicles Alamance County dairy farmer Randy Lewis’ fight to save his business in an economy that has decimated most other family farms in the county.
NC Choices presents largest niche meat event in the US
Hundreds of farmers, chefs and industry leaders will convene in Winston-Salem on Oct. 12-13 for the fourth annual Carolina Meat Conference, the largest local and pasture-based meat event in the country.