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 [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:45-05:00December 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 [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:46-05:00December 18th, 2014|E-News, NC Choices|

Message from the Director

John M. O'Sullivan Dear Colleagues, Friends, and Supporters of CEFS, At the end of July, I retired after 31 years with the Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. It is amazing and inspiring to reflect back on how far we have come as a community and as a state [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:49-05:00September 21st, 2014|E-News|

Please Join Us for CEFS’ 20th Anniversary Special Events!

Friday October 17 SOILbration: Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms, Healthy Foods A day-long educational event at CEFS' Research Farm in Goldsboro. Featuring speakers including Ray Archuleta and Steve Woodruff of Natural Resource Conservation Service, Fred Kirschenmann of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, exciting in-field demonstrations, farm tours, lunch and more! Saturday October 18 CEFS Reunion! [...]

2016-06-16T14:27:39-04:00September 21st, 2014|20th Anniversary, E-News|

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|

NC Growing Together Support Helps Small Farmers Achieve GAPs Certification

NC Growing Together (NCGT), a CEFS-led initiative working to bring more locally-grown foods into mainstream retail and food service supply chains, is partnering with NC State University, NC Cooperative Extension, and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) to provide intensive, hands-on technical support to enable small-scale farmers to achieve Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) certification of their [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:56-05:00September 21st, 2014|E-News, NC Growing Together|

“CONNECT Our Future” Food Systems Project

In 2013, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA), and Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) partnered with the Centralina Council of Governments and the Catawba Regional Council of Governments to support "CONNECT Our Future", a three-year initiative funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:59-05:00September 21st, 2014|E-News|