Southern Region Cover Crop Conference Set for July 18-19, 2016

February 24, 2016: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GOLDSBORO, North Carolina -- Mark your calendar for a two-day comprehensive cover crop conference for the South. Put on by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and the Southern region Sustainable Agriculture and Research Education (SARE) program, the event takes place July 18-19, 2016 at two locations in [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:23-05:00February 24th, 2016|Press Release|

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|

Carolina Meat Conference Brings Entire Meat Supply Chain Together, Highlights Emerging Opportunities in New Markets

September 15, 2015: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Where else can you find James Beard Award-winning chef Andrea Reusing and Emmy Award-winning chef Vivian Howard rubbing shoulders with internationally-renowned pasture management advocate Allan Savory, alongside master butchers, commercial meat processors, and hundreds of rural livestock producers  – all in the same room? “There is nothing else like [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:32-05:00September 15th, 2015|NC Choices, Press Release|

Food Access in North Carolina Gets Major Funding

August 24, 2015: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Greensboro, NC:  A $750,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation will help get to the root of food system inequities influenced by structural racism, in a project being led by The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in conjunction with the Center for Environmental [...]

CEFS Grows “Pasture to Process” Programs for Livestock Producers with New Coordinators for Amazing Grazing and NC Choices Initiatives

May 19, 2015: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Raleigh, NC:  The Center for Environmental Farming Systems is strengthening its capacity to serve North Carolina livestock producers by expanding its Amazing Grazing and NC Choices teams. Johnny Rogers will be Amazing Grazing’s new coordinator.  Based at CEFS’ Pasture-Based Beef Unit, Amazing Grazing is a statewide educational initiative that [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:33-05:00May 19th, 2015|Amazing Grazing, NC Choices, Press Release|

CEFS Staff Honored for Outreach and Engagement Efforts

April 28, 2015: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Raleigh, NC:  Several NC State-based staff from the Center for Environmental Farming Systems were honored recently for their outreach and engagement efforts.  Awards were presented at the annual NC State Outreach and Engagement Awards Celebration on April 13. NC Choices Program Manager Sarah Blacklin was presented with the NC [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:34-05:00April 28th, 2015|Press Release|

NC 10% Campaign Receives Funding to Increase Local Foods, Purchasing at Minority-Serving Universities

April 8, 2015: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Raleigh, NC:  The NC 10% Campaign, an initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, has been awarded a two-year, $78,547 grant from the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education - Professional Development Program (SARE-PDP) of the United States Department of Agriculture.  The grant was awarded through North Carolina Agricultural [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:35-05:00April 8th, 2015|NC 10% Campaign, Press Release|

NC Choices Releases Video Series on Processing Local Meats in NC

Raleigh, NC: NC Choices, an initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems that promotes the advancement of local, niche and pasture-based meat supply chains, has released a six-part video series on processing local meat products in NC.  The videos are intended to illustrate some of the services available at small-scale processing facilities that can [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:36-05:00April 7th, 2015|NC Choices, Press Release|

Farm to Fork Expands to Three-Day Weekend and Hosts Award-Winning Author Paul Greenberg

Events To Raise Funds for New Farmer Training Programs and Shine Light on Sustainable Fishing and Farming Needs in North Carolina and Nationwide FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2015 RALEIGH, NC: Farm to Fork announced today its expansion from a single event, the Farm to Fork Picnic, into a three-day weekend of events that will [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:37-05:00March 31st, 2015|Farm to Fork, Press Release|

CEFS’ Initiative Helps Niche Meat Business Sector Take Root in NC

NC Choices Advances Local, Niche and Pasture-based Meat Supply Chains FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2015 RALEIGH, NC:  James West's family raised hogs outdoors for generations. West's father stopped in 1992 when industry consolidation drove hog production indoors. Two decades later, the economics for small-scale hog production are becoming more favorable as markets respond to [...]

2016-11-26T09:31:39-05:00March 19th, 2015|NC Choices, Press Release|