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 [...]

Southeast U.S. Hay Harvest Survey

Extension forage specialists and agents across the Southeast region would like your help in gathering information on hay harvest methods and time required for harvesting hay. The information collected through this simple multiple-choice survey is to help develop more effective forage educational programs. Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey, and we [...]

Silvopasture Field Day | Goldsboro, NC

July 25 @ 9:00am - 4:45pm | $25 Silvopasture, the intentional practice of integrating forages, animals and trees, is one type of agroforestry with potential to improve ecosystem responses and provide multiple sources of farm income. Are you interested in successfully transitioning or starting a silvopasture system? Join us for a workshop, field day, and [...]

DECEMBER 10, 2018 | Deadline to Apply for 2018 Hurricane & Tropical Storm Disaster Program

Pasture-based livestock producers within eligible counties with damage to standing forage as a result of Hurricane Florence and/or Tropical Storm Michael are eligible for the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018.  Applications are being taken until December 10th for the program.  All crops are covered under the program including forages standing  in hay fields [...]

2018-12-06T16:29:14-05:00December 6th, 2018|Amazing Grazing, NC Choices|

CEFS Grows “Pasture to Process” Programs for Livestock Producers with New Coordinators for Amazing Grazing and NC Choices Initiatives

May 19, 2015: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Raleigh, NC:  The Center for Environmental Farming Systems is strengthening its capacity to serve North Carolina livestock producers by expanding its Amazing Grazing and NC Choices teams. Johnny Rogers will be Amazing Grazing’s new coordinator.  Based at CEFS’ Pasture-Based Beef Unit, Amazing Grazing is a statewide educational initiative that [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:33-05:00May 19th, 2015|Amazing Grazing, NC Choices, Press Release|

CEFS Offering “Pasture to Process” Programs for NC Meat Producers

Golden Leaf Foundation is helping CEFS provide "Pasture to Process" programs for meat producers in North Carolina.  The Foundation awarded CEFS two years of funding (2014-2015) to "enhance economic viability across local niche meat supply chains."  The funding will allow greater integration of two CEFS programs: Amazing Grazing, a pasture-based livestock educational initiative, and NC Choices, an initiative [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:54-05:00September 21st, 2014|Amazing Grazing, E-News, NC Choices|