CEFS Co-Director Dr. Liang and Seasonal Technician Salina Brown at the Small Farm Unit harvested and donated produce during the pandemic. Have you tried bitter melon, fuzzy melon, or water spinach? These and many other specialty crops can be grown well in North Carolina and bring farmers a great price per pound. [...]
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems Announces Recipients of 2020-2021 NC State Graduate Student Fellowships
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems Announces Recipients of 2020-2021 North Carolian State University Graduate Student Fellowships September 1, 2020: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Angel Cruz, Academic and Extension Initiatives Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org Raleigh, NC: The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) Graduate Fellowship was developed to provide financial support and recognition for [...]
On June 22nd, 2020, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced a $90 million investment in research projects seeking to improve the sustainability of the nation’s food supply. The awards will support nine projects at eight institutions addressing issues including animal, human, plant, and environmental health. This research investment is the second installment of a [...]
In these troubled times, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) stands with Black, Indigenous and all People of Color (BIPOC) and we condemn the impacts of systemic racism on individuals, families, communities and our institutions. We are heartbroken by the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many other people of [...]
Eighteen local education agencies (LEAs) were recently awarded Farm-to-School Rapid Response funding by the Farm to School Coalition of North Carolina. The funding is intended to support urgent needs and long-term capacity building for local food purchasing for school meals and local food educational programming in ways that increase the skills, knowledge, and connection to [...]
Why measure crops you’ve already decided aren’t worth harvesting? We can give you one good reason. Our team learned several leftover crops on North Carolina farms were of high enough quality to sell profitably. On the flip side, we also learned some crops wouldn’t justify the cost of sending the harvest crews back in.
Paid student apprenticeships with area food and farm businesses are now open for applications from WNC students. The apprenticeship program is part of the EmPOWERing Mountain Food Systems Project in the seven western counties of North Carolina, including the Qualla Boundary of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The Mountain Food & Farm Apprenticeship Program [...]
Last month, Whole Foods Market selected the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and Piedmont Culinary Guild (PCG) as community partners for their 5% Day Community Giving Day. On October 17th, 11 participating Whole Foods Market locations across North Carolina donated 5% of their net sales to CEFS and PCG. To our wonderful volunteers and [...]
November 12, 2019: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Dr. Chris Reberg-Horton, Assistant Director of Collaborative Research at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and Professor of Cropping Systems at North Carolina State University, (919) 515-7597 or email@example.com. Raleigh, NC: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded a five-year, [...]
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