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Dr. Nancy Creamer’s Retirement Celebration

Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Time: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 966 6997 7480 One tap mobile +13126266799,,96669977480# US (Chicago) Please also consider donating to the CEFS Student Support Fund in honor of Nancy and her dedication to CEFS. You can donate at go.ncsu.edu/nancycreamer-cefsstudentsupport or learn more at [...]

2021-01-08T13:46:39-05:00October 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|

2020 Farm to ECE Learning Collaborative

On September 30, the NC Farm to Early Care and Education (Farm to ECE) Initiative hosted the third learning session of the NC Farm to ECE Collaborative virtually. Typically, the final learning session of each Collaborative offers participants a face-to-face opportunity to celebrate their successes, reconnect with other teams, and exchange new ideas. These learning [...]

2020-10-19T12:44:46-04:00October 19th, 2020|Agrophile|

CEFS Program 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 Program Assistant to support the Community Food Strategies and NC Local Food Councils (NCLFC) initiatives. This position [...]

2020-11-05T16:56:01-05:00October 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

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 Carolina State University Graduate Student Fellowships   September 1, 2020: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Media Contact: Angel Cruz,  Academic and Extension Initiatives Manager - aecruz@ncsu.edu Raleigh, NC:  The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) Graduate Fellowship was developed to provide financial support and recognition for [...]

2021-01-25T12:54:07-05:00September 1st, 2020|Agrophile, News, Press Release|

North Carolina Youth Reimagine a Climate-Friendly Food System

[Raleigh, NC – July 29, 2020] — Youth from across North Carolina and food and climate justice leaders from across the nation gathered virtually last week for the Food Youth Initiative Summer Gathering. During the week, youth explored how they are impacted by climate change, their role in their local food system, how our [...]

2020-10-16T13:02:21-04:00August 11th, 2020|E-News, Food Youth Initiative, Press Release|

Dr. Dara Bloom named Assistant Director of Community Based Food Systems at CEFS

RALEIGH (July 15, 2020) — Dr. Dara Bloom was recently named (Interim) Assistant Director of Community Based Food Systems at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), effective July 1, 2020. Dr. Dara Bloom, is a Local Foods Extension Specialist and Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences. At NC State University, [...]

2020-07-20T12:02:05-04:00July 20th, 2020|Agrophile, E-News|

USDA Scientific Research Program Funds Sustainable Agricultural Systems Projects

On June 22nd, 2020, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced a $90 million investment in research projects seeking to improve the sustainability of the nation’s food supply. The awards will support nine projects at eight institutions addressing issues including animal, human, plant, and environmental health. This research investment is the second installment of a [...]

2020-07-09T17:01:47-04:00June 25th, 2020|News, Press Release|

Eighteen Local Education Agencies Awarded Farm-to-School Rapid Response Funding

Eighteen local education agencies (LEAs) were recently awarded Farm-to-School Rapid Response funding by the Farm to School Coalition of North Carolina. The funding is intended to support urgent needs and long-term capacity building for local food purchasing for school meals and local food educational programming in ways that increase the skills, knowledge, and connection to [...]

2020-06-02T12:48:41-04:00June 1st, 2020|COVID-19, Farm to School, News|

Prevent Fescue Seeds from Maturing in Anticipation of Fall Pasture Renovation

Tall Fescue is the most common cool-season forage in the eastern US, and much of it is infected with a toxic fungus that lives in the plant (called the “endophyte”).  There are many solutions to the problem of toxic fescue, but none better than killing out old stands and planting an exciting new type of [...]

Cooking at Home? Why Not Make Buying Local Your Priority?

Americans are gravitating to the familiar and the comfortable, as we cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Nothing is more comforting than making family recipes and memories using ingredients sourced from local farms, fisheries and food businesses. Aspiring and experienced cooks at home will find that North Carolina is a leader among states in cultivating [...]

2020-05-19T16:50:49-04:00May 19th, 2020|COVID-19|