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The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS)




CEFS develops and promotes just and equitable food and farming systems that conserve natural resources, strengthen communities, improve health outcomes, and provide economic opportunities in North Carolina and beyond.




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W. K. Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Agriculture and Co-Director of CEFS at NC A&T


Upcoming Events

Farm to Fork Weekend, June 5-7

Fri: 5 Chefs + 5 Courses

Sat: Sustainable Fish Fry

Sun: Picnic

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Postharvest Handling for Enhanced Shelf Life

June 2, Forsyth Co.


Programs and Initiatives

NC Choices

NC Growing Together

Food Youth Initiative

Community Food Strategies

Amazing Grazing

CEFS in the News

PRESS RELEASE, May 19, 2015: CEFS Grows "Pasture to Process" Programs for Livestock Producers with New Coordinators for Amazing Grazing and NC Choices Initiatives

PRESS RELEASE, April 28, 2015: CEFS Staff Honored for Outreach and Engagement Efforts

PRESS RELEASE, April 8, 2015: NC 10% Campaign Receives Funding to Increase Local Foods Purchasing at Minority-Serving Universities

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From CEFS' E-Newsletter

CEFS Developing New Initiative to Confront Structural Racism and Food Inequity

CEFS Receives Over $2.5 Million in Competitive Grant Funding to Support Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

CEFS' Community Food Strategies Initiative Working to Support, Coordinate Statewide Food Systems Work

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About CEFS

CEFS is a partnership of North Carolina State University (NCSU), North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, (NC A&T), and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS).

Founded in 1994, CEFS is dedicated to sustainable agriculture research, extension and education. Our goals are to

  • provide new economic opportunities in rural and urban communities,

  • develop technologies that promote a cleaner and healthier environment,

  • educate the next generation of farmers, consumers, and scientists, and

  • engage all citizens in the food system.