Posts Tagged ‘sustainable agriculture’

Buy tickets now for Farm to Fork dinner

Tickets to the annual Farm to Fork Picnic on May 20 at the Breeze Farm in Orange County are now on sale. The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) partners with Slow Food Triangle, the Breeze Farm Incubator, and the N.C. Agricultural Foundation Inc. in putting on the event.

CEFS to hold field day May 3 in Goldsboro

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems will hold a field day and open houses on May 3 at the center’s 2,000 acre Goldsboro farm. The events will showcase research and extension activities related to sustainable agriculture.

NC Choices receives Rural Center grant

meat confernce

NC Choices, an initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), has received a $325,000 grant from the N.C. Rural Economic Development Center. The funds will be used over two years to provide small-scale, commercial meat processors across the state with assistance, including business development and technical training. The project is expected to help meat processors grow their businesses, create jobs and advance the niche meat industry in the state.

10% Campaign tracks $5.7 million in sales

10% Campaign logo

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ statewide initiative to stimulate economic development, create jobs and promote North Carolina’s farms and fisheries announced that more than $5.7 million in local foods expenditures have been reported by local individuals, organizations and institutions participating in the campaign.

Team recognized for helping farmers transition from methyl bromide

A group of North Carolina State University faculty members has been recognized for helping farmers stay in business during the phase-out of a popular fumigant.

Panelists talk sustainable agriculture at Ag Awareness Week Forum

CALS student members of Alpha Zeta gather behind panelists (from left) Jason Smith, George Teague, Sarah Smith, Myron Smith, Allison Nichols, Bob Nutter and Steve Troxler.

The second season of the Commissioner’s Speaker Series began March 23, as a panel of agribusiness leaders joined Steve Troxler, state agriculture commissioner, at N.C. State University to talk about local and sustainable agriculture.

Science behind sustainable ag is conference theme

Focusing on the science behind sustainable agricultural systems, the 2011 Nusbaum Conference at N.C. State University features leaders in a broad area of agriculture and related subjects. Michael Specter, award-winning writer for the New Yorker, is the keynote speaker.

Taylor Williams named Agent of Year

The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association has named Moore County Agriculture Agent Taylor Williams its 2010 North Carolina Extension Agent of the Year.

USDA Deputy Secretary praises 10% Campaign

Kathleen Merrigan

U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan told audiences at N.C. State and N.C. A&T State universities during a Feb. 9 visit that she came to North Carolina because the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ commitment to promoting local food economies.

Ag-Bash benefits RAFI-USA

Picture of check presentation

Alpha Gamma Rho, the agriculture fraternity at N.C. State University, raised $500 for the Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI-USA) with its first Ag-Bash.

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