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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.




CEFS' 20th Anniversary

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CEFS Turns 20!

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Work With CEFS


Assistant Professor - Sustainable Horticultural Energy Management

Data Analyst in Training

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Amazing Grazing workshopAmazing Grazing's Summer Grazing Educational Workshops

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Research Farm

Farming Systems Research Unit Home to Greenhouse Gas, Water Quality Research

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CEFS in the News

PRESS RELEASE, June 11, 2014: CEFS Summer Sustainable Agriculture Internship Program Brings Students from Around the World to Goldsboro

June 3, 2014: "Amber Polk: optivore mom shares 'recipe from the trenches'," blog post by Linda Watson, Cook for Good

March 24, 2014: "Lowes Foods now accepting direct sales from local produce farmers," by Dawn Kurry, Triangle Business Journal

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From CEFS' E-Newsletter

NC Growing Together Project Sponsors Nation's First Local Foods-Focused Business School Supply Chain Fellowships

NC 10% Campaign Surpasses $50 Million Milestone, Becomes a National Model

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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.