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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 launches online Climate Change and Food System Innovation Hub

Media Contact: Janie Hynson Communications Manager janie_hynson@ncsu.edu [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, [...]

2020-10-16T13:02:01-04:00September 24th, 2020|Agrophile, E-News, Press Release|

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|

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|

CEFS stands with Black, Indigenous and all People of Color

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 [...]

2020-06-23T09:43:36-04:00June 17th, 2020|Agrophile, News|

CEFS COVID-19 Portal

Like so many others, CEFS initiatives and research units have been impacted by COVID-19. Staff and affiliated faculty have adapted quickly to the new environment and are continuing their programming and research projects in compliance with social distancing guidelines. CEFS developed a COVID-19 portal (cefs.ncsu.edu/covid-19) to share news and announcements related to CEFS COVID-19 work, [...]

2020-07-09T15:03:35-04:00March 16th, 2020|Agrophile, E-News|

NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Staff Fight Hurricane Florence Floodwaters at CEFS’ Field Research, Education and Outreach Facility

Hurricane Florence is one of the worst storms to hit North Carolina, ever.  CEFS' Field Research, Education, and Outreach Facility at Cherry Research Farm is located in Goldsboro, one of the hardest-hit areas of the state.  NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Research Station Manager Andy Meier and his crew have gone above and beyond -- as they always do in extreme situations -- to protect and care for livestock on the farm and minimize damage to crops and infrastructure. 

Local Food Councils Tackle Hunger and Food Access Issues in North Carolina

Even though it is only 7 a.m., the conference center is buzzing with activity.  Representatives from food councils across North Carolina have called an impromptu meeting to discuss a response to federal budget cuts which threaten funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net.

2019-07-16T10:11:03-04:00April 17th, 2018|Agrophile, Community Food Strategies, News|