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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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Carolina Meat Conference

4th Annual Carolina Meat Conference, Oct 12-13

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Sustainable Agriculture Internship Program Assistant

FoodCorps NC Service Members




Organic Strawberry Field & High Tunnel Demo, April 2


Programs and Initiatives

NC Choices

NC Growing Together

Food Youth Initiative

Community Food Strategies

Amazing Grazing

CEFS in the News

PRESS RELEASE, March 16, 2015: CEFS' NC Choices Initiative Helps Niche Meat Business Sector Take Root in NC

March 16, 2015: "Niche meat market explodes to supply farm-to-table movement," by Virginia Bridges, The News and Observer

March 12, 2015: "Sarah Bellos to receive AATCC Young Entrepreneur Award,"

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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.