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Nov 30, 2010

Costa Rica faculty visit Chatham farms

Two faculty members from University of Costa Rica recently visited farms in Chatham County in November, as part of an information exchange with scientists at N.C. State University and N.C. A&T State University. Photos of the visit are available on Debbie Roos's Growing Small Farms website. 

Nov 4, 2010

Nov. 10, 12 are deadlines for CFSA conference

Winston-Salem will host the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's 25th annual sustainable agriculture conference Dec. 3-5, and the CFSA is picking up the tab for 40 new-to-agriculture farmers who would like a crash course. North Carolina Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education has some funding available to offset lodging and registration expenses for Extension agents interested in attending. Read more from N.C. A&T's ag e-dispatch 

Aug 30, 2010

NC State University names first Murdock professor

Dr. Mary Ann Lila, Director of North Carolina State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, has been named the first David H. Murdock Distinguished Professor. 

Aug 12, 2010

CEFS launches 10% Campaign and releases guide on local foods

In May, more than 600 people gathered at the Breeze Farm in Orange County’s Hurdle Mills to celebrate and enjoy local food prepared by area chefs. The Farm to Fork… 

Jul 14, 2010

Dr. Nancy Creamer named distinguished professor

Dr. Nancy Creamer, N. C. State University horticulture professor and director of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, will occupy one of two endowed chairs made possible with a $3.15 million endowment established last year by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. 

Jul 14, 2010

State action guide on local foods now available

“From Farm to Fork: A Guide to Building North Carolina’s Sustainable Local Food Economy” has just been issued by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems.