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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, 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

December 10, 2014: "Meet the the CowVac, an Innovative Way to Protect Cattle from Horn Flies," by Joel Grossman, Entomology Today

December 7, 2014: "Female Butchers are Slicing Through the Meat World's Glass Ceiling," audio segment by Leoneda Inge on NPR's All Things Considered

November 19, 2014: "Conference unites women across meat industry supply chain to address common issues," by Laura Fieselman, Indy Week

November 15, 2014: "Hickory mixer encourages farmers, food buyers to mingle," by Julia Sendor, The Charlotte Observer

November 12, 2014: "North Carolina Women Seek Their Rightful Place in the Meat Business," audio segment by Leoneda Inge on NPR affiliate WUNC's All Things Considered

November 11, 2014: "Women In The Meat Business," audio segment on NPR affiliate WUNC's The State of Things

PRESS RELEASE, October 31, 2014: Center for Environmental Farming Systems Announces over $2.5 million in Competitive Grant Funding to Support Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

October 28, 2014: "Creating Community Capital through Local Food," by Jeff Brehm, Sustainable City Network

October 27, 2014: "Local Food for the Military," Op-Ed by the Honorable Eva M. Clayton, The New York Times

October 24, 2014: "Redefining Food Narratives: Thoughts and Reflections of a Rising Black Fooducator," Blog entry by CEFS Apprentice Myeasha Taylor, The Equation (Union of Concerned Scientists)

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: Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms, Healthy Food

PRESS RELEASE, August 5, 2014: CEFS’ Community-Based Food Systems Outreach Coordinator Shorlette Ammons Releases Critical Analysis of Gender, Race and the Food System, Shining a Light in Dark Places: Raising Up the Work of Southern Women of Color in the Food System

PRESS RELEASE, July 23, 2014: CEFS Co-Director Dr. Nancy Creamer Appointed to Board of USDA Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research

PRESS RELEASE, June 11, 2014: CEFS Summer Sustainable Agriculture Internship Program Brings Students from Around the World to Goldsboro

June 3, 2014: "Amber Polk: optivore mom shares 'recipe from the trenches'," blog post by Linda Watson, Cook for Good

March 24, 2014: "Lowes Foods now accepting direct sales from local produce farmers," by Dawn Kurry, Triangle Business Journal


Read the news from 2013, and other years, in the News Archives.


CEFS Happenings

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Read more news and updates in the CEFS Happenings Archive.