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So far Janie Hynson has created 8 blog entries.

Why Drive to Blue Ridge Food Ventures?

The EmPOWERing Mountain Food Systems Project is partnering with Blue Ridge Food Ventures (BRFV) to support value-added production in our region. Producers are eligible to receive up to $3,000 in technical support, consulting, and rental fees associated with production at the BRFV facility. This article will help you as a producer determine the value of [...]

2020-10-16T13:09:11-04:00October 15th, 2020|Empowering Mountain Food Systems (EMFS)|

Communications Assistant

Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) is seeking a self-motivated, skilled, and goal-oriented Communications Assistant interested in local food and farming. This position will provide an [...]

2020-09-30T10:34:25-04:00August 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Director for Operations and Strategy

Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The Center for Environmental Farming Systems is seeking to fill the position of Director for Operations and Strategy. Under the direction of the Center’s Director, Dr. Nancy [...]

2020-09-30T10:34:30-04:00August 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Apprentice’s Angle: Mallaidh Mleziva

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 [...]

2020-07-10T09:12:19-04:00July 9th, 2020|Empowering Mountain Food Systems (EMFS)|

Cherry Research Farm Update

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted operations at Cherry Research Farm in the following ways: The station has been closed to visitors. Research projects have required an approval process through the North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the Station Superintendent. Project leaders and associated staff with approved projects have adapted [...]

2020-05-21T16:02:41-04:00May 21st, 2020|COVID-19|

Farm to School Coalition of NC (F2SCNC) Rapid Response

The Farm to School Coalition of NC (F2SCNC) wants to honor the tireless dedication of both School Nutrition staff and Educators to meet the nutritional and educational needs of children during COVID-19 related school closures and acknowledge the financial, logistical, and equity challenges this pandemic has created or magnified. To support schools and School Nutrition [...]

2020-05-20T16:45:04-04:00May 20th, 2020|COVID-19|

Virtual Committee on Racial Equity in the Food System Discussions

The CEFS Committee on Racial Equity in the Food System (CORE) hosts "In-Between" discussions (now virtually) every 3rd Thursday from 9:30-11:30am. "In-Betweens" were created as a follow-up to CORE racial equity trainings. Participants in the introductory training asked for ways to continue practicing the shared language developed during the training and deepen our collective [...]

2020-10-16T17:27:40-04:00May 20th, 2020|COVID-19|