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What We Do

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems works to accomplish the following four objectives through high-quality interdisciplinary research, teaching and extension programs:

Provide new economic opportunities in North Carolina.

Farmer's Market

Apprentices at a farmer's market

A few examples:

NC Growing Together

NC Choices



Develop technologies that promote a cleaner and healthier environment.

Alternative Swine Production

Alternative Swine Production research unit

A few examples:

Research Units

Grant-Funded Projects

Educate the next generation of farmers, consumers and scientists.


Interns on the farm

A few examples:

Academics and Education

Extension and Outreach

Seasons of Sustainable Agriculture Workshop Series



Engage communities in the food system.

Wayne Foods Initiative

Wayne Food Initiative

A few examples:

Community-Based Food Systems

NC FoodCorps

Food Youth Initiative