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CEFS news, announcements, press releases and media coverage.

Events for Local Government Officials Highlight Economic Development Potential of Local Food and Farm Businesses

In September, Local Food Economies and the NC 10% Campaign organized three Innovations in Economic Development through Local Foods gatherings to showcase investments that local and regional governments can make to support small and mid-scale food and farming businesses.

Local Food Ambassadors Gain Food Systems and Leadership Skills

The NC 10% Campaign's Local Food Ambassador Program offers year-long paid employment to student Ambassadors to organize around local food issues on their university and college campuses. We checked in with a few former Ambassadors to learn what they gained from their experience.

October 12th, 2017|Categories: Agrophile, NC 10% Campaign, News|Tags: , , |

The NC Farm to Early Care and Education Initiative Connects Local Farms and Early Childhood Education Centers Throughout North Carolina

Last year, CEFS was awarded a two-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to focus on creating connections between farms and early childhood education centers and family child care homes in North Carolina. 

September 13th, 2017|Categories: NC Farm to Early Care and Education, News, Press Release|Tags: , |

Puppets headline climate, food summit for youth

Under the partial cover of Center City Park’s wooden pavilion, youth performers steered colossal pole puppets — faceless gray suits symbolizing big oil, giant fists in shades of brown labeled “People power” and “El poder de la gente,” and vibrant flags representing wind, air and sun — but not before a proper introduction.

July 27th, 2017|Categories: Food Youth Initiative, Media Coverage, News|Tags: , , , |

Youth Meet in Greensboro, NC, to Address Food Systems, Inequality

About 100 high school youth from community and out-of-school organizations gathered along with their adult allies in Greensboro, North Carolina, this past weekend for a conference on food systems and inequality. The local group hosting the conference was the Food Youth Initiative, a project of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems.

July 24th, 2017|Categories: Food Youth Initiative, Media Coverage, News|Tags: , , , |