The Assistant to Director/Farm Operations Manager is to work under the direction of the Small Farms Unit (SFU) manager and the Co-Director of CEFS, at NC State, to plan and manage the implementation of production, research, and field demonstrations at the SFU. To apply for the position, please click here. This position is located [...]
Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click here. Close Date: 01/13/2020 The Temporary Farm Financial Analysis Coordinator will support farm financial record collection and analysis to contribute to farm benchmarking analysis in [...]
NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Staff Fight Hurricane Florence Floodwaters at CEFS’ Field Research, Education and Outreach Facility
Hurricane Florence is one of the worst storms to hit North Carolina, ever. CEFS' Field Research, Education, and Outreach Facility at Cherry Research Farm is located in Goldsboro, one of the hardest-hit areas of the state. NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Research Station Manager Andy Meier and his crew have gone above and beyond -- as they always do in extreme situations -- to protect and care for livestock on the farm and minimize damage to crops and infrastructure.
CEFS is excited to welcome Marisa Benzle, former Small Farm Unit Apprentice, back to CEFS as the Small Farm Unit Manager. Here, Marisa tells us about what has inspired her sustainable agriculture journey, from Ohio to CEFS to The Gambia, West Africa, and back. Marisa did her Peace Corps service in The Gambia, West [...]
The Small Farm Unit at CEFS' 2000-acre research facility in Goldsboro, NC is growing a new crop -- of apprentices! Here, we welcome the new apprentices to CEFS and let them introduce themselves. Mary Claire Curtis: I am a native Texan, but have lived mostly in central Pennsylvania. My affinity for nature began at an [...]
By Callie Herron, CEFS' Small Farm Unit Winter Apprentice Callie with the Small Farm Unit's weekly harvest. The constant presence of new life and death on farm has had a profound impact on my life. I have felt a baby calf inside its mother, have seen calves enter the world, take their first steps, [...]
Busha building new chicken houses at the Small Farm Unit. CEFS is happy to welcome back Bryan "Busha" Green as its Small Farm Manager. The Small Farm Unit is one of eight research units at CEFS' 2000-acre field facility in Goldsboro, NC. Busha was previously CEFS' Small Farm Manager from 2003 to 2007. In [...]