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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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Women Working in the Meat Business, Nov 9-11

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2015 Farm to Fork Weekend and Picnic Events Manager

Assistant Professor - Sustainable Horticultural Energy Management

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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, September 12, 2014: Center for Environmental Farming Systems to Celebrate Twentieth Anniversary with Sustainable Agriculture Pioneer Fred Kirschenmann

PRESS RELEASE, September 8, 2014: Center for Environmental Farming Systems Celebrating Twentieth Anniversary with October 17 SOILbration


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From CEFS' E-Newsletter

NC Growing Together Support Helps Small Farmers Achieve GAPs Certification

CEFS Offering "Pasture to Process" Programs for NC Meat Producers

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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.