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NC Local Food Infrastructure Inventory


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Structural Racism and Food Inequity


Community Food Councils: Challenges and Opportunities (co-hosted by CEFS and UNC School of Government)


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Nutrient and Vegetation Management in Outdoor Hog Production Systems


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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.




Work with CEFS

2015 CEFS interns

Community Food Strategies Program Associate

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


Farm Apprentices

Farm Apprentice Blog: Here Comes the Sun

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Carolina Meat Conference, October 12-13

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Programs and Initiatives

FoodCorps NC

Food Youth Initiative

NC Choices

NC Growing Together

Amazing Grazing

CEFS in the News

PRESS RELEASE, August 24, 2015: Food Access in North Carolina Gets Major Funding

July, 2015: "Local Governments Move Local Foods," by Patty Cantrell, Good Food Economy Digest

June 7, 2015: "FARM TO FORK: Annual picnic connects farmers, chefs, community," by Katie Jansen, The Herald-Sun

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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 (NC State), 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.