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 [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:39-04:00December 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 [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:41-04:00December 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 [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:42-04:00December 18th, 2014|E-News, Farm to Fork|

Board Member Spotlight: The Honorable Eva Clayton

Eva Clayton Eva Clayton made history in November 1992 when she became the first woman elected to Congress from the State of North Carolina, and the first African American since 1901. Congresswoman Clayton represented the First Congressional District in North Carolina from 1992 to 2003. She served in various positions of leadership including: President [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:43-04:00December 18th, 2014|Board Member, E-News|

NC 10% Campaign Releases Collards in the Cafeteria, A Video Taste of Farm-to-School in Gaston County

Nestled in the agricultural heart of North Carolina, Gaston County schools are attempting to source 10% of their produce locally. Students love the addition of fresh, local strawberries and watermelons to their menu, but how about collards? Collards in the Cafeteria follows the journey of this nutrient-rich leafy green from the fields to the county's [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:44-04:00December 18th, 2014|E-News, Farm to Fork|

NC Growing Together Sponsors MBA Feasibility Study of Locally-Sourced Bagged Frozen Produce

NC Growing Together (NCGT) is sponsoring student teams at NC State Poole College of Management's Supply Chain Resource Cooperative and Consumer Innovation Consortium that are addressing pressing business and supply chain issues. NCGT is a CEFS-led initiative that is working to bring more locally-grown foods -- produce, meat, dairy, and seafood -- into mainstream retail and food service supply [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:45-04:00December 18th, 2014|E-News, NC Growing Together|

Press Coverage of NC Choices’ Women Working in the Meat Business

NPR's All Things Considered: Female Butchers Are Slicing Through The Meat World's Glass Ceiling WUNC's The State of Things: Women in the Meat Business WUNC's All Things Considered: North Carolina Women Seek Their Rightful Place in the Meat Business The Independent Weekly: Conference unites women across meat industry supply chain to address common issues Farm Aid's blog, Farm Aid's [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:46-04:00December 18th, 2014|E-News, NC Choices|