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Press and Media

Press releases from, and media coverage of, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. Links to outside media sources open in separate windows. For more information or media contacts, please contact us.

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

February 22, 2016: "Another Kind of Hog Farm," by Gabe Rivin, North Carolina Health News

PRESS RELEASE, February 18, 2016: NC Growing Together to Bring Local Food Supply Chain Together at N.C. A&T


December 17, 2015: "The 6 Types of Elementary-School Taste-Testers," by Amber Ellis, FoodCorps NC

October 14, 2015: "Conferencing with the meat elite (and some NKOTB)," By Eric Ginsburg, Triad City Beat

PRESS RELEASE, September 15, 2015: Carolina Meat Conference Brings Entire Meat Supply Chain Together; Highlights Emerging Opportunities in New Markets

PRESS RELEASE, August 24, 2015: Food Access in North Carolina Gets Major Funding

July, 2015: "Local Governments Move Local Foods," by Patty Cantrell, Good Food Economy Digest

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

June 1, 2015: "Paul Greenberg on the seafood you should eat," by Andrea Weigl, The News and Observer

May 27, 2015: "Author Paul Greenberg wants you to know more about the seafood you eat," by Jill Warren Lucas, Indy Week

PRESS RELEASE, May 19, 2015: CEFS Grows "Pasture to Process" Programs for Livestock Producers with New Coordinators for Amazing Grazing and NC Choices Initiatives

PRESS RELEASE, April 28, 2015: CEFS Staff Honored for Outreach and Engagement Efforts

PRESS RELEASE, April 8, 2015: NC 10% Campaign Receives Funding to Increase Local Foods Purchasing at Minority-Serving Universities

PRESS RELEASE, April 7, 2015: NC Choices Releases Video Series on Processing Local Meats in NC

PRESS RELEASE, March 31, 2015: Farm to Fork Expands to Three-Day Weekend and Hosts Award-Winning Author Paul Greenberg

PRESS RELEASE, March 16, 2015: CEFS' NC Choices Initiative Helps Niche Meat Business Sector Take Root in NC

March 16, 2015: "Niche meat market explodes to supply farm-to-table movement," by Virginia Bridges, The News and Observer

March 12, 2015: "Sarah Bellos to receive AATCC Young Entrepreneur Award,"

March 2, 2015: "Shopping Local Helps Companies Support Each Other," by Virginia Bridges, The News and Observer


Read the news from 2014, and other years, in the News Archives.

See also: CEFS E-News Archive.


CEFS Happenings

News and updates about CEFS' programs, research, and activities. To subscribe to our e-news, click here.

CEFS' End-of-Year Letter, December 2015

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Read more news and updates in the CEFS Happenings Archive.