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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.
Silvopasture Can Mitigate Climate Change. Will U.S. Farmers Take it Seriously? | By Lela Nargi | Civil Eats | January 7, 2019
The University Program Associate will provide technical day-to day customer service and support of the operations of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, in particular, providing grant management support services and event management support to program staff.
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.