This position of Farm Operations Manager is to work under the direction of the Small Farm 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 CEFS' Small Farm Unit.
This position offers work with the Center for Environmental Farming Systems with a graduate student research project studying losses in vegetable crop in North Carolina.
Why would good agricultural land be planted to trees and then to pasture?
This position provides leadership to Cooperative Extension program efforts, coordinating and managing on-site projects at the Small Farm Unit (SFU). Management includes planning and managing the 30-acre land for production, research, extension/outreach, and demonstration activities.
Hurricane Matthew Devastates Eastern North Carolina: Update from CEFS’ Field Research and Outreach Facility at Cherry Farm in Goldsboro
Water continues to be at record high levels and access to the livestock units (swine, dairy, and beef) is limited. We do have power and water pressure at those units which is a blessing. Currently, we are ferrying people in to milk and feed by boat. Milk is being dumped. Calving season has started (5 hit the ground today), with an expected 75-80 over the next two weeks. Water is now in the shop, service building, and possibly the office.
Dr. Alan Franzluebbers didn’t go looking for silvopasture; the practice was waiting for him. The research ecologist relocated four years ago to a position with North Carolina State University’s Department of Soil Science. Having researched pasture systems for more than a decade in Georgia, Franzluebbers inherited a silvopasture study already underway at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems in Goldsboro.
Over two days in July 2016, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems and Southern SARE hosted the first-ever Southern Cover Crop Conference. Researchers, farmers, extension agents, and natural resource personnel from across the Southern region gathered to learn about and discuss cover crops at CEFS’ Field Research and Outreach Facility at Cherry Farm in Goldsboro and the University of Mount Olive (UMO).