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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.




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Carolina Meat Conference

4th Annual Carolina Meat Conference, Oct 12-13


Upcoming Events

Farm to Fork Weekend, June 5-7

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Postharvest Handling for Enhanced Shelf Life

May 21, Catawba Co.

June 2, Forsyth Co.


Programs and Initiatives

NC Choices

NC Growing Together

Food Youth Initiative

Community Food Strategies

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CEFS in the News

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

PRESS RELEASE, April 7, 2015: NC Choices Releases Video Series on Processing Local Meats in NC

PRESS RELEASE, March 31, 2015: Farm to Fork Expands to Three-Day Weekend and Hosts Award-Winning Author Paul Greenberg


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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.