The Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ Blog

Specialty Vegetables Spicing Up Local Markets, Restaurants

CEFS Co-Director Dr. Liang and Seasonal Technician Salina Brown at the Small Farm Unit harvested and donated produce during the pandemic. Have you tried bitter melon, fuzzy melon, or water spinach? These and [...]

CEFS launches online Climate Change and Food System Innovation Hub

Media Contact: Janie Hynson Communications Manager [Raleigh, NC – September 25, 2020] — Today, on Global Day of Climate Action, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) launched an online Climate Change and [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Categories: Agrophile, E-News, Press Release|Tags: , , , |

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems Announces Recipients of 2020-2021 NC State Graduate Student Fellowships

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems Announces Recipients of 2020-2021 North Carolian State University Graduate Student Fellowships   September 1, 2020: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Media Contact: Angel Cruz,  Academic and Extension Initiatives Manager - [...]

By |September 1st, 2020|Categories: Agrophile, News, Press Release|Tags: , |

CEFS COVID-19 Portal

Like so many others, CEFS initiatives and research units have been impacted by COVID-19. Staff and affiliated faculty have adapted quickly to the new environment and are continuing their programming and research projects in compliance [...]

By |March 16th, 2020|Categories: Agrophile, E-News|

NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Staff Fight Hurricane Florence Floodwaters at CEFS’ Field Research, Education and Outreach Facility

Hurricane Florence is one of the worst storms to hit North Carolina, ever.  CEFS' Field Research, Education, and Outreach Facility at Cherry Research Farm is located in Goldsboro, one of the hardest-hit areas of the state.  NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Research Station Manager Andy Meier and his crew have gone above and beyond -- as they always do in extreme situations -- to protect and care for livestock on the farm and minimize damage to crops and infrastructure. 

Local Food Councils Tackle Hunger and Food Access Issues in North Carolina

Even though it is only 7 a.m., the conference center is buzzing with activity.  Representatives from food councils across North Carolina have called an impromptu meeting to discuss a response to federal budget cuts which threaten funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net.

By |April 17th, 2018|Categories: Agrophile, Community Food Strategies, News|Tags: , , |