CEFS’ Creamer to speak at USDA forum

Date posted: February 23, 2011

Dr. Nancy Creamer is now a distinguished professor of sustainable and community-based food systems, a position that is one of two endowed chairs made possible with an endowment established by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.Photo by Daniel KimDr. Nancy Creamer is distinguished professor of sustainable and community-based food systems, a position that is one of two endowed chairs made possible with an endowment established by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Nancy Creamer, director of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, will participate Thursday in the USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum 2011 in Washington, D.C. In a session titled Promoting Sustainable Agriculture Through Regional Food Sheds, Creamer will speak about North Carolina’s leadership in building local food economies.

CEFS is a partnership of N.C. State University, N.C. A&T State University and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences. The center promotes education, research and extension efforts in sustainable agriculture. CEFS also developed The 10% Campaign to encourage North Carolina consumers to spend 10 percent of their food dollars locally.

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