Local Government, Local Food: Engaging Counties, Cities and Towns in the Work of Building Local Food Systems

Local governments – especially planners, economic developers, and small business centers – are increasingly interested in how to nurture and expand agriculture and food access in their communities. Connecting them to the wealth of knowledge available from the CEFS partnership of NC State, NC A&T State University, and the N.C. Department of Agriculture brings together powerful tools for making a real impact on the lives of North Carolinians.

NC Growing Together to Bring Local Food Supply Chain Together at N.C. A&T

February 18, 2016: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The annual meeting of the North Carolina Growing Together project is hosted this year by The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The program begins at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Coltrane Hall. NC Growing Together is a five-year (2013-2017) USDA-funded project that works [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:24-05:00February 18th, 2016|NC Growing Together, Press Release|

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|

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|

NC Growing Together Project Sponsors Nation’s First Local Foods-Focused Business School Supply Chain Fellowships

2013 Supply Chain Fellows. Sebastian is sixth from right in blue striped shirt, and Jessica is fourth from right in dark blue shirt. The NC Growing Together (NCGT) project and NC State's Poole College of Management Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) have partnered to offer the country's first local foods-focused business school supply chain [...]

2016-11-26T09:32:19-05:00October 1st, 2013|E-News, NC Growing Together|

NC Growing Together: Across NC, Networking and Educational Efforts Connect Small and Mid-sized Farmers with Larger Markets

This is the first in a series of articles about NC Growing Together, a statewide project funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, grant #2012-68004-20363. Joe Rowland has been farming for 3 years at the Alma C. Lomax Incubator Farm in Cabarrus County.  There, he farms about ½ [...]

2016-11-26T09:32:29-05:00June 25th, 2013|E-News, NC Growing Together|