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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.





2015 CEFS interns

Meet Us...

More about CEFS' Sustainable Agriculture Internship Program→



Farm Apprentice Blog: Mooving Right Along

More about CEFS' Small Farm Unit Apprenticeship Program→



Reedy Fork Organic Farm Tour: An Organic Valley Dairy, July 7

Tomato Grafting Field Day and Taste Test, July 14

More Workshops→



Programs and Initiatives

FoodCorps NC

Food Youth Initiative

NC Choices

NC Growing Together

Amazing Grazing

CEFS in the News

June 7, 2015: "FARM TO FORK: Annual picnic connects farmers, chefs, community," by Katie Jansen, The Herald-Sun

June 5, 2015: "Fighting For Local Seafood," from The State of Things on local NPR affiliate, WUNC

June 2, 2015: "For the Love of Farms," by Kayla Anderson, Chapel Hill Magazine

More Recent News→


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

E-Newsletter Archive→

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.