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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, 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


PRESS RELEASE, November 8, 2013: NC Choices Presents the Third Annual Carolina Meat Conference

PRESS RELEASE, September 23, 2013: Shorlette Ammons Awarded Food Equity Fellowship from the Center for Social Inclusion

PRESS RELEASE, September 20, 2013: CEFS Announces Internal Staffing Changes

PRESS RELEASE, August 9, 2013: Dr. John M. O’Sullivan, Co-Director of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, Awarded The Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Governor McCrory

PRESS RELEASE, August 5, 2013: NC 10% Campaign Reaches $40 Million in Local Foods Purchases

June 15, 2013: "Farm To Fork Picnic Hosts Sold Out Crowd With Great Local Food," The Raleigh Telegram

June 10, 2013: "Triangle chefs take farm to fork to picnic," by Jim Wise, The News & Observer

PRESS RELEASE, June 5, 2013: Center for Environmental Farming Systems Releases Community and Local Government Guide to Developing Local Food Systems


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


CEFS Happenings

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

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December 2013: CEFS' End-of-Year Update and Holiday Letter

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Read more news and updates in the CEFS Happenings Archive.