sustainable agriculture

Nov 17, 2014

Albertson named Agent of the Year

Amy-Lynn Albertson has been named North Carolina Extension Agent of the Year by Carolina Farm Stewardship. The award was announced at the 2014 Sustainable Agriculture Conference held Nov. 10-12 in Greenville, S.C.

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 14, 2014

Agroecology educators come to NC State to learn

Nearly 150 educators from sustainable agriculture programs and student farms were in Raleigh earlier this month for the sixth annual Sustainable Agriculture Education Association Conference. Conference participants from around the country came to NC State University for panel discussions, farm and community garden tours and a kickoff dinner at the Agroecology Education Farm at the Lake Wheeler Road Education Unit.

Jul 23, 2014

Nancy Creamer appointed to new USDA foundation board

Nancy Creamer, horticulture professor and director of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, has been named to a 15-member board of directors for the newly created Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR).

Apr 9, 2014

Farm to Fork Picnic tickets now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Farm to Fork Picnic, June 8, 4-7 p.m., at the Breeze Farm in Orange County. The picnic, which pairs some of the area's best chefs with local farmers, has been called the "the best country's best all you can eat feast" by Bon Appetit magazine.

Feb 12, 2014

‘A rebirth of agriculture’: Extension helps unemployed veteran launch sustainable business, giving new life to an old family farm

When Robert Elliott imagines his future as a farmer, he sees a large operation with a nice market where customers can buy affordable, sustainably produced vegetables, fruit, chickens, turkeys and more. While it's just a dream right now, Elliott is making fast progress since the day when he found himself an unemployed veteran with no job prospects. He credits the support and knowledge he’s gotten from North Carolina Cooperative Extension.

Nov 25, 2013

SARE recognizes Franklin County agricultural agent

Martha Mobley, Franklin County agricultural agent with N.C. Cooperative Extension has been named the North Carolina Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Extension Educator of the Year.

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.

Aug 8, 2013

College Profile: Danesha Seth Carley

With an ecologist’s heart and mind, Danesha Seth Carley helps lead the College’s sustainability programs.