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|

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|

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|

Food & Farm Apprenticeships Now Open for 2020!

Paid student apprenticeships with area food and farm businesses are now open for applications from WNC students. The apprenticeship program is part of the EmPOWERing Mountain Food Systems Project in the seven western counties of North Carolina, including the Qualla Boundary of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The Mountain Food & Farm Apprenticeship Program [...]

CEFS Celebrates its 20th Anniversary!

The crowd gathers at the CEFS Research Farm in Goldsboro On a perfect fall day, several hundred people gather around Ray Archuleta and Steve Woodruff of the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service. They are intently watching a rainfall simulator demonstrate what happens when rain falls on agricultural soils that have been managed in different [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:39-05:00December 18th, 2014|20th Anniversary, E-News|

CEFS Developing New Initiative to Confront Structural Racism & Food Inequity

With leadership from NC Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T), CEFS is embarking on a new university/community collaboration to address structural racism and inequities in our food system.  The developing initiative will build on lessons learned from CEFS' community-based programs in Goldsboro and around the state, prioritizing youth access to food, jobs, careers, and [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:41-05:00December 18th, 2014|E-News|

CEFS Receives Over $2.5 Million in Competitive Grant Funding to Support Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

Researchers at CEFS have received three separate grants totaling more than $2.5 million since July 2014 to support research and education at CEFS' 2000-acre research farm in Goldsboro and on farms across the state. In September, CEFS researchers were awarded $1,415,833 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture [...]

2016-06-16T14:27:39-04:00December 18th, 2014|E-News|

CEFS’ Community Food Strategies Initiative Working to Support, Coordinate Statewide Food Systems Work

"Building a network of networks" In 2008 and 2009, CEFS convened hundreds of food system stakeholders from across the state in "Farm to Fork", a groundbreaking exploration of action opportunities for building a local, sustainable food system.  The initiative produced a statewide action guide identifying "game changer" strategies for transforming North Carolina's food system, From [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:42-05:00December 18th, 2014|E-News, Farm to Fork|