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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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Designing Pasture Subdivisions for Practical Management of Hogs


North Carolina Public School Kitchen Capacity Study: Healthy Foods, Farms, and Kids


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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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CEFS Graduate Fellows Program at NC State


Upcoming Events

Farm to Fork Picnic Weekend logo

Farm to Fork Picnic Weekend, June 3-5

CEFS/SARE Southern Region Cover Crop Conference, July 18-19

Work with CEFS


Program Coordinator, North Carolina Farm to Childcare


Postharvest Handling Videos

Best Practices in Grading and Packing

Best Practices for Temperature and Humidity Management for Fresh Produce

Best Practices for Temperature and Humidity Management for Fresh Produce

More Postharvest Handling Resources

CEFS in the News

May 5, 2016: "Farm to Fork picnic releases full list of farmers, chefs" by Matt Lardie, The News and Observer

April 22, 2016: "Agroecology Farm on a roll," by C. Kellner, NC State CALS News Center

April 4, 2016: "Working for change in the meat industry," by Emily Boyette, Technician

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Programs and Initiatives

FoodCorps NC

Food Youth Initiative

NC Choices

NC Growing Together

Amazing Grazing

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.