Center for Environmental Farming Systems

Apr 6, 2015

Farm to Fork events to span weekend, June 5-7

The annual Farm to Fork Picnic that pairs Triangle-area chefs and farmers will become a three-day weekend of events that will take place June 5-7. The first two events June 5-6 will feature James Beard winner and The New York Times best-selling author Paul Greenberg.

Apr 2, 2015

Lentil Underground author gives CEFS lecture

Liz Carlisle’s book, Lentil Underground, is the tale of two undergrounds – the miracle of nitrogen fixation that takes place in the soil beneath the lentil crop and the radical action by a group of Montana farmers who rejected the notion of “bigger is better” agriculture.

Feb 5, 2015

Reunion, Soilbration bring alumni, friends back to CEFS

What do Firsthand Foods CEO Jennifer Curtis, University of Georgia faculty member Suzanne O’Connell and Western Illinois University Organic Research Director Joel Gruver have in common? All developed a passion for what they do now through earlier work with the Center for Environmental Farming Systems.

Dec 11, 2014

ESP tours environmental farming center during annual meeting

Cows, calves and hoop houses were among the attractions at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, as North Carolina's Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi toured the center last month. The tour was part of ESP Xi Chapter's annual meeting, held over lunch at the extension center in nearby Johnston County.

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.

Nov 11, 2013

Registration open for 3rd Carolina Meat Conference, Dec. 9-10

Registration is now open for NC Choices’ Carolina Meat Conference in Winston-Salem Dec. 9-10. The conference is in its third year of innovative educational programming and networking opportunities for niche meat supply chain partners including farmers, processors, chefs, buyers and industry support businesses.

Oct 17, 2013

N.C. Growing Together adds fellows

N.C. Growing Together offers the first local foods-focused business school supply chain fellowships.

Jul 15, 2013

Report: North Carolinians should eat more fruits and vegetables

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that North Carolinians aren't eating enough fruits or vegetables, but a growing number of farmers markets and other projects, some led by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and North Carolina Cooperative Extension, give us a chance to reverse the pattern.

Aug 6, 2012

CEFS keeps adding to its record of successes

Faculty and staff at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems have been busy this year. Hardly a week goes by without news of how CEFS is expanding some already successful programs, starting new ones and collecting awards recognizing their work.