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25 Years of Growing Food and Farming Systems in North Carolina

CEFS was founded as a way to address the impacts of agriculture on the environment.  As the national conversation around food and agriculture has evolved, so has our perspective.  We now have a broader understanding of the kinds of issues that food-systems work can address: diet-related health impacts, food security, rural economic development, equity, and climate change, to name a few.

This broader understanding has fueled CEFS’ growth from a field research program to a state-wide program working to positively impact the entire local food system in partnership with community, non-profit, county government, state agency, and small and large businesses.  With your support, CEFS can strengthen and expand its capacity to tackle the opportunities and challenges of the next 25 years.