John Dugan, a farmer from Cherokee, NC, was recently awarded a valuable new asset to his produce stand: a roomy, climate-controlled trailer he can haul behind his truck to keep produce fresh in transport. Learn more about John and the importance of agriculture in Kituway to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians community.
The Small Farm Unit at the NCDA&CS Cherry Research Farm is collaborating with East Carolina University (ECU) to establish a vegetable-based clinic program in collaboration with Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro, NC.
New Resource: Serving Local Foods in NC Child Care Centers – Guidance on Food Preparation and Gardening
In collaboration with the Children’s Environmental Health Branch in the Division of Public Health, NC Department of Health and Human Services, the NC Farm to Preschool Network has released “Serving Local Foods in North Carolina Child Care Centers – Guidance on Food Preparation and Gardening.”
Chloe Riley, an undergraduate student at NC State University (NC State) in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management recently had the opportunity to work with several professors from NC State on an exciting project with EmPOWERING Mountain Food Systems.
During the Thanksgiving season, we’re grateful for farmers in our community for the abundance of food on our tables. Three women farmers in Western NC shared their farming experiences during this challenging year, what it means to them to farm as women and how they continued to grow and distribute their goods in their [...]
The Temporary Extension Technical Assistant will serve as a temporary, 11-month technician with the primary responsibility of serving the needs of the Small Farm Unit in Goldsboro, NC.
Mallaidh Mleziva shares her work & reflects on her EMFS Apprenticeship at Sustainabillies Mallaidh Mleziva is a 2020 graduate from Western Carolina University and one of the EMFS Summer Apprentices. Christina Newhouse, the Apprenticeship Program Manager for EMFS, has been collaborating with Western Carolina University (WCU) Professors Heidi Dent, DBA, MBA and Barbara [...]
Media Contact: Janie Hynson Communications Manager email@example.com [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 Food System Innovation Hub. CEFS is a partnership of North Carolina State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, [...]
In these troubled times, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) stands with Black, Indigenous and all People of Color (BIPOC) and we condemn the impacts of systemic racism on individuals, families, communities and our institutions. We are heartbroken by the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many other people of [...]
December 4, 2019: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Dr. Angel Cruz, CEFS Academic and Extension Initiatives Manager: 919-513-0954 or firstname.lastname@example.org Raleigh, NC: Highly motivated undergraduate students with an interest in sustainable agriculture or food systems are encouraged to apply for the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) Agroecology Scholars Program in Research and Extension (ASPIRE). During [...]