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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 - aecruz@ncsu.edu Raleigh, NC:  The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) Graduate Fellowship was developed to provide financial support and recognition for [...]

2020-09-08T12:44:51-04:00September 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 [...]

2020-09-24T23:16:40-04:00August 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|

Triangle area butchers and meat markets

Triangle area butchers and meat markets By WRAL.com Meatsuite.com: NC Choices, a program of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems and NC Cooperative Extension, has launched MeatSuite.com. Through the MeatSuite.com website, consumers can find nearby local farms selling pasture-raised meat in bulk quantities. Read the full article here.

Currituck Extension offers information on the meat supply chain

Currituck Extension offers information on the meat supply chain By Cameron Lowe, Currituck Extension You have likely seen much on the news and floating around social media in regards to potential meat shortages due to COVID-19. But what is the real story? While there have certainly been disruptions in the supply chain getting meat to [...]

Telefarming at the Small Farm Unit

The need for social distancing measures has drastically changed operations at the Small Farm Unit, and at CEFS Field Research, Education, and Outreach Facility at Cherry Research Farm. With more than 5,000 transplants in the greenhouse at the Small Farm Unit since February 2020, it became imperative to find solutions to maintain essential operations [...]

2020-05-19T12:12:17-04:00May 13th, 2020|COVID-19|