CEFS has announced a new Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)-funded initiative to tackle produce loss at the farm level.
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Events for Local Government Officials Highlight Economic Development Potential of Local Food and Farm Businesses
In September, Local Food Economies and the NC 10% Campaign organized three Innovations in Economic Development through Local Foods gatherings to showcase investments that local and regional governments can make to support small and mid-scale food and farming businesses.
NC Growing Together and Natural Capital Investment Fund Partner to Make On-Farm Cold Storage an Option for Small and Mid-Scale Farmers
NC Growing Together and the Natural Capital Investment Fund are working together to address a challenge for small and medium-scale farmers: lack of access to on-farm cold storage.
The NC Farm to Early Care and Education Initiative Connects Local Farms and Early Childhood Education Centers Throughout North Carolina
Last year, CEFS was awarded a two-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to focus on creating connections between farms and early childhood education centers and family child care homes in North Carolina.
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems Announces Recipients of 2017-2018 Graduate Student Fellowships
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems has announced the 2017-2018 recipients of its Graduate Student Fellowships.
Five questions with Angel Cruz, a CEFS Graduate Fellow who recently graduated from N.C. State with a Ph.D. in Agroecology. She used participatory action research (PAR) to conduct research with smallholder farmers in rural El Salvador for a three-year research project to evaluate the role of sustainable soil management in improving food security for smallholder farming communities.
NC 10% Campaign and RTI International Develop Online Dashboards to Illustrate Local Foods Spending Data in North Carolina
The NC 10% Campaign and RTI International teamed up to develop a series of online dashboards to help local farmers, consumers, businesses, and leaders make informed decisions about buying and selling local foods.
CEFS is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 CEFS NC State University Graduate Fellowship! The CEFS NC State Graduate Fellows Program was developed to provide financial support and recognition for the future leaders, researchers and contributors in sustainable agriculture and local food systems while they pursue academic research to further the field of study. One-year [...]
This past holiday season, shoppers were in for a special treat when they found frozen North Carolina shrimp at area Weaver Street Market (WSM) stores, just in time for end-of-year celebrations.