"NC Growing Together made me a better student. It really gave me the opportunity to understand agriculture on a big scale.”
“FYI was really helpful in building my professional development. I’ve learned how to advocate and how to define justice. Everything I’ve learned carries through the work I’m doing with Bonner [Scholars] and my Major.”
“CEFS has had a huge impact on my career path. Honestly, one of the reasons I took this position [at NC State] was so that I could continue working with CEFS.”
“I really credit Community Food Strategies and NC Growing Together for helping me find my place in agriculture.”
“The Local Food Supply Chain Apprenticeship sent me down the career path of food supply chains. I discovered how business can fit into sustainable agriculture.”
“CEFS is my career path. I wouldn’t have been prepared for my current job without my previous experience with CEFS. As far as training, experiences, networking, all the mentors I work with – it’s pretty ideal!”
Registration is now closed for Marketing Local Meat. There are a few spots available the day of the event. $50 at the Door!
Foothills Processing in Marion, NC (Formerly Foothills Pilot Plant) is seeking a Plant Manager in order to resume operation of the only USDA Inspected Poultry Plant for independent producers in NC.
Events for Local Government Officials Highlight Economic Development Potential of Local Food and Farm Businesses
In September, Local Food Economies and the NC 10% Campaign organized three Innovations in Economic Development through Local Foods gatherings to showcase investments that local and regional governments can make to support small and mid-scale food and farming businesses.
NC Growing Together and Natural Capital Investment Fund Partner to Make On-Farm Cold Storage an Option for Small and Mid-Scale Farmers
NC Growing Together and the Natural Capital Investment Fund are working together to address a challenge for small and medium-scale farmers: lack of access to on-farm cold storage.