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The Center for Environmental Farming Systems Celebrates 25 Years of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Work in North Carolina
Twenty-five years ago in North Carolina, amid rising concern about the impact of agriculture on the environment, a groundbreaking partnership was established.
Stepping into CEFS’ early days, it was clear right away what made this new initiative different: it was an innovative, interdisciplinary, collaborative effort between different departments at multiple universities, and included voices from non-profit organizations, farmers, and the general public.
July 25 @ 9:00am - 4:45pm | $25 Silvopasture, the intentional practice of integrating forages, animals and trees, is one type of agroforestry with potential to improve ecosystem responses and provide multiple sources of farm [...]
This is a time limited position (thirty-three months) funded by The Appalachian Regional Commission and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation with the goal of supporting the development and expansion of the regional food system
This position will support the general Business Office work of CEFS. This position will be part of the Events Logistics Team and will participate in the logistics of all CEFS events.
This position will specifically support a new three-year grant CEFS has just been awarded. It will be housed in the CEFS Business Office and report both to the CEFS Business Manager and the Grant Project Director.
CEFS Receives Award from the Appalachian Regional Commission to Strengthen the Sustainable Local Food System in Western North Carolina with Regional Partners
CEFS was awarded $1,100,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to develop sustainable infrastructure for local and regional food systems in Western North Carolina in collaboration with regional partners.
Project Seeks to Aid Beginning Farmers Raising Meat |The Sylva Herald
Helping new farmers raise meat| Southeast FarmPress | February 5, 2019
NC Choices has launched a new project focused on increasing the number of beginning farmers in North Carolina raising meat in either pasture-based or silvopasture systems by providing them with novel land acquisition strategies, resources, and training opportunities.