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. 

New CEFS Report Details Conservation Practices for Outdoor Hog Production

RALEIGH (December 5, 2012): The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) has released a new report entitled Conservation Practices in Outdoor Hog Production Systems: Findings and Recommendations from the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. The report details different strategies for reducing the environmental impacts of outdoor hog production systems, which can pose environmental risks if not [...]

2016-11-26T09:32:56-05:00December 5th, 2012|Alternative Swine Unit, Press Release|

Alternative Swine Unit Dedication

CEFS swine hoop house On Tuesday, May 9, CEFS welcomed more than 200 visitors for the dedication of the new Alternative Swine Production Unit. This event kicked off the CEFS Seasons of Sustainable Agriculture Celebration. The keynote speaker was Dr. Fred Kirschenmann, Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture in Iowa. Dr. [...]

2016-11-26T09:34:06-05:00May 9th, 2007|Alternative Swine Unit, News|