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A Seat at the Table: NC Farming and Foodways Then and Now

February 10, 7 pm; Wayne County Museum

CEFS hosts a panel discussion on North Carolina's rich food and farming legacy.

This event is part of Wayne County Reads, a one book, one-community project started in Wayne County, NC. in 2004. The 2015 book is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver. In addition to discussing each book’s literary merits, Wayne County Reads provides free public programs such as lectures, exhibits, performances, films, discussions, demonstrations, contests and festivals that explore the themes and issues in the books.

For more information, please visit the Wayne County Public Library website.

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Pasture Pork Conference

February 11-12; Greensboro, NC


The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) will be hosting a Pasture Pork Conference in Greensboro, NC.

FEBRUARY 11, 2015: Pre-conference farm tour from 1-4 pm (meet at 7009 Bass Mountain Road, Snow Camp, NC) and evening presentation “Introduction to Outdoor Swine Production” from 6-8 pm in Coltrane Hall’s Godfrey Room, NC A&T Campus (corner of Market and Dudley Streets, beside the YMCA), Greensboro, NC.

FEBRUARY 12, 2015: 8 am-6 pm, Guilford Convention Center, 3114 Cedar Park Rd, Greensboro

Presenters include (among others):

Dr. John McGlone, Texas Tech University
Dr. David Stender, Iowa State University
Dr. Eric van Heugten, Silvana Pietrosemoli, Dr. Jim Green (NRCS) - North Carolina State University
Dr. Noah Ranells, Dr. Michelle Eley - North Carolina A&T State University
Tim Holmes/Emily Lancaster, Animal Welfare Approved
James Hill, Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program
NCDAC&S representative – Feral Swine Program

To see the agenda & register online go to: Please register by February 6, 2015

For more information, please contact Tiffany Slade, or Dr. Niki Whitley at

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