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Press Release

CEFS Announces Internal Staffing Changes

September 20, 2013: For Immediate Release

Raleigh, NC:  The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) is pleased to announce that Teisha Wymore will begin serving as the new Farm to Fork Action Plan Operations Manager, effective immediately.  Ms. Wymore has served CEFS in several capacities over the last few years, most recently as the State Coordinator of the NC 10% Campaign.  In her new capacity, Ms. Wymore will be providing operational support for a new BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina Foundation-funded project  led by Christy Shi, designed  to engage and coordinate agencies and stakeholders at the state and local levels around the vision set forth in the first CEFS Farm to Fork Action Plan (http://www.cefs.ncsu.edu/resources/stateactionguide2010.pdf). “Teisha's work with the 10% Campaign included the development of strong networks throughout the state. Her shift in focus to this project is going to propel it in the right direction, and I'm thrilled to have her working with me”, says  Shi.

CEFS is also happy to announce that Robyn Stout will become the interim State Coordinator of the NC 10% campaign.  Ms. Stout has been in a leadership role at the Campaign since 2011, and has been engaged in CEFS’ local foods and sustainable agriculture work in varying capacities since 2002.  Ms. Stout brings considerable expertise and knowledge about what it takes for large institutions and individuals to source locally, and will put that expertise to work in her expanded capacity with the NC 10% Campaign.

As of September 20, please forward all NC 10% Campaign correspondence to the attention of Robyn Stout, at robyn_stout@ncsu.edu

The NC 10% Campaign is an initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), a partnership of NC State University, NC Agricultural & Technical State University, and the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  CEFS’ mission is to develop and promote food and farming systems that protect the environment, strengthen local communities and provide economic opportunities in North Carolina and beyond.  For more information please see www.cefs.ncsu.edu/.

Funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation, the NC 10% Campaign works with the NC Cooperative Extension Service in all 100 North Carolina counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.  For more information please see www.nc10percent.com.