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Center for Environmental Farming Systems

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. 

Dec 2, 2014

N.C. Local Food Council meets in Triad this week

The Local Food Council of North Carolina is bringing together more than 100 local food council delegates from across the state Dec. 4-5 at at BioTech Place, 575 N Patterson Ave. in Winston-Salem. The event, Connecting for the Future: A Gathering of NC Food Councils, will attract delegates from more than 36 local groups and approximately 24 state organizations and agencies. 

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. 

Sep 18, 2014

CEFS to hold 20-year anniversary events, Oct. 17-18

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), one of the nation’s foremost centers for research, extension and education in sustainable agriculture and local food systems, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014 with a SOILbration in Goldsboro on Oct. 17 and speakers and a reunion dinner in Raleigh Oct. 18. 

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 17, 2013

N.C. Growing Together adds fellows

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

Aug 5, 2013

N.C. 10% Campaign records $40 million in local food purchases

In just three years, the N.C. 10% Campaign, which encourages all North Carolinians and businesses to spend 10 percent of their food dollars on locally produced foods, has logged more than $40 million in expenditures. The campaign, which kicked off in July 2010, now counts more than 6,500 individuals and 850 businesses among its supporters. 

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.