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Webinars

Structural Racism and Food Inequity

 

Community Food Councils: Challenges and Opportunities (co-hosted by CEFS and UNC School of Government)

 

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Publications

Designing Pasture Subdivisions for Practical Management of Hogs

 

North Carolina Public School Kitchen Capacity Study: Healthy Foods, Farms, and Kids

 

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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.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

CEFS/SARE Southern Region Cover Crop Conference, July 18-19

 

Breaking News

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Farm to Fork Picnic Weekend, June 3-5: Tickers on sale now!

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Workshops

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Pasture Porkshop, May 25

 

Postharvest Handling Videos

Best Practices in Grading and Packing

Best Practices for Temperature and Humidity Management for Fresh Produce

Best Practices for Temperature and Humidity Management for Fresh Produce

More Postharvest Handling Resources

CEFS in the News

PRESS RELEASE, March 17, 2016: Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation awards $50,000 to Center for Environmental Farming Systems' NC 10% Campaign

PRESS RELEASE, March 15, 2016: CEFS' NC Choices Director Sarah Blacklin Recognized by Farm Credit in National Search for 100 Fresh Perspectives Shaping Rural America and Agriculture

PRESS RELEASE, February 24, 2016: Southern Region Cover Crop Conference Set for July 18-19, 2016

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Programs and Initiatives

FoodCorps NC

Food Youth Initiative

NC Choices

NC Growing Together

Amazing Grazing

About CEFS

CEFS is a partnership of North Carolina State University (NC State), 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.