CEFS stands with Black, Indigenous and all People of Color

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 [...]

2020-06-23T09:43:36-04:00June 17th, 2020|Agrophile, News|

Eighteen Local Education Agencies Awarded Farm-to-School Rapid Response Funding

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 [...]

2020-06-02T12:48:41-04:00June 1st, 2020|COVID-19, Farm to School, News|

Nash Community College Small Business Center Awarded for Innovation

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.

2019-12-11T08:26:58-05:00December 11th, 2019|Media Coverage, News, Whole Crop Harvest|

Food & Farm Apprenticeships Now Open for 2020!

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 [...]

Whole Foods 5% Day Wrap Up

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 [...]

2019-11-16T07:56:48-05:00November 16th, 2019|News|

USDA-NIFA Awards $10M Grant to NC State, USDA-ARS to Advance Cover Crop Research

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 screberg@ncsu.edu. Raleigh, NC: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded a five-year, [...]

2019-12-13T14:01:55-05:00November 12th, 2019|Cover Crops, News, Press Release|

Communications Manager

CEFS is recruiting an experienced communications professional to develop, execute, and manage a comprehensive communications strategy with the goals of broadening awareness of CEFS’ programs and initiatives, communicating our impact, and increasing engagement among diverse audiences.

2019-11-04T10:26:11-05:00September 8th, 2019|News|

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems Announces Recipients of 2019-2020 NC State Graduate Student Fellowships

August 7, 2019: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Dr. Angel Cruz, CEFS Academic and Extension Initiatives Manager: 919-513-0954 or aecruz@ncsu.edu Raleigh, NC: The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) has announced the 2019-2020 recipients of its NC State Graduate Student Fellowships.  The CEFS NC State University Graduate Fellows Program was developed to provide financial support [...]

2019-08-07T10:25:51-04:00August 7th, 2019|News, Press Release|

Spiderwort Plant Scout

CEFS' Tropical Spiderwort eradication program is seeking a highly-motivated individual to help us scout and remove tropical spiderwort from CEFS’ Field Research, Education, and Outreach Facility at Cherry Research Farm in Goldsboro, NC.

2019-09-08T15:07:00-04:00July 30th, 2019|News|