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 [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:43-05:00December 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 [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:44-05:00December 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 [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:45-05:00December 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|

Save the Date! Farm to Fork weekend, June 5-7, 2015

CEFS is expanding the Farm to Fork picnic to a whole weekend full of local food events in 2015! Mark your calendars for June 5 - 7 and plan to attend at least one of the three scheduled events, organized to raise funds for new farmer training programs. The weekend will kick off on Friday [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:47-05:00December 18th, 2014|E-News, Farm to Fork|

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|