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CEFS' 20th Anniversary Special Events

October 17-18, Goldsboro and Raleigh, NC


Friday October 17: 

SOILbration: Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms, Healthy Foods at CEFS' Research Farm in Goldsboro. All all-day educational event featuring Ray Archuleta and Steve Woodruff of Natural Resource Conservation Service, Fred Kirschenmann of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, in-field demonstrations, farm tours, lunch and more!

Saturday October 18:

"The Future of Food and Agriculture" with Fred Kirschenmann, Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and President of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. This special lecture will take place at Witherspoon Theatre at NC State at 5 pm.

Saturday October 18:

A CEFS Reunion! All past and present interns, apprentices, staff, faculty, graduate students, longtime friends and supporters are invited to celebrate how far we’ve come together with good food, drinks, music and more.  The CEFS Reunion will be held in Talley Student Center at NC State from 6 - 9 pm.

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NC Choices' Women Working in the Meat Business Intensive Seminar

November 9-11, Chapel Hill, NC

Join women livestock producers, butchers, meat processors, chefs, and industry professionals for a hands-on two plus day seminar with lead instructor, Kari Underly, a third generation meat cutter, inventor of the flat iron steak, and James Beard Award nominee.

Women livestock farmers and niche meat professionals interested in growing their meat businesses will gain hands-on pork and beef butchery training coupled with tools to increase proficiency, communication, and confidence in marketing meats in an intimate setting with top industry professionals.

Space is limited to 30 participants so apply now!

This event is presented by NC Choices with prime sponsor support from Farm Credit Associations of NC and Farm Aid. Additional support provided by NC Growing Together, NC SARE, The Southern Risk Management and Education Center, Lantern Table, and Chapel HillTop Lodge.

For additional details and application information please see the NC Choices website.

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