North Carolina Cooperative Extension and many organizations and stakeholders are working with our communities to develop and expand local food systems across the state. Local Foods is a collaborative Flagship Program for the Cooperative Extension Program of NC A&T State University and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service of NC State University. A new Local Food web portal at localfood.ces.ncsu.edu provides information and links to resources from Cooperative Extension and other NC local food partners.
The Richmond County Center Local Foods contact is Paige Burns.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program (SNAP) has scheduled SNAP EBT Farmers Market sign-up events in Fayetteville for April 22, Louisburg MORE »– from Local Food
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a pollinator conservation workshop and garden tour as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 AND Saturday May 16, 2015 from 2:00-5:00 MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project has developed three new resources to help prepare applicants of the Community Food Projects Grant across the U.S.: Community Food Projects Grant Writing Guide Planning Project Guide Electronic Submission MORE »– from Local Food
“The NC Farm School program offers seven business-planning seminars taught by Agricultural Economists, which give farmers the tools to create viable business plans. The school is easy to fit into a busy schedule by MORE »– from Local Food
North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension are partnering with the Center for Environmental Farming Systems/North Carolina Growing Together Project (CEFS/NCGT) and Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) to deliver workshops across the MORE »– from Local Food
Event Title:4th Annual Carolina Meat Conference Event Date & Time:Monday, October 12, 2015 at 8:00 AM to Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 1:00 PMEvent Description: NC Choices is excited to announce the 4th Annual Carolina Meat Conference,October 12-13, MORE »– from Local Food
USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has released a Request for Applications (RFA) for the 2015 round of the Community Food Project Grants Program (CFP). Proposals are due Tuesday, March 17. USDA MORE »– from Local Food
“In collaboration with United Fresh, USDA, and The Wallace Center at Winrock International, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) will be offering a 2-day Harmonized GAP Training to enable food safety professionals to become proficient in the MORE »– from Local Food
Dr. Noah Ranells, NC A&T State University, and Becky Bowen, NC State University, will be co-facilitating a grant writing workshop for the USDA Ag Marketing Service Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion grants. The workshop will MORE »– from Local Food
Imagine that you are a small farmer, which means you probably also work a full time job somewhere else and spend your weekends and nights cultivating, spraying, harvesting — the work is endless. MORE »