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.
By Becky L. Bowen, J.D., Program Manager, CultivateNC I had the good fortune this month to attend the Cross-Currents: Art + Agriculture Powering Rural Economies conference sponsored by Art Force and the National MORE »– from Community Development
September 15, 2014 Have you, or producers you work with, had questions about North Carolina sales tax on the sale of local honey products? Guido van der Hoeven, NC State University Extension Specialist, has summarized MORE »– from Local Food
Wednesday September 10 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden was designed to provide MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Press release from AWA’s Emily Lancaster Moose. Animal Welfare Approved is seeking proposals to improve animal welfare for current AWA farms and for farms that have applied to join the free certification program. MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent. Chatham County Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos hosted a group of about 30 students from Dr. Chris Gunter’s Vegetable Production class at North Carolina State University. The MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Job Summary The Area Specialized Extension Agent has primary responsibility for planning, executing, and evaluating an integrated food safety education program that spans the food supply chain from farm production to consumer retail sales to MORE »– from Local Food
The Center for Environmental Farming System’s NC Growing Together (NCGT) project has released a new guide for small farms and food hubs: Wholesale and Retail Product Specifications: Guidance and Best Practices for Fresh 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 Wednesday, October 1, 2014 AND Saturday October 4, 2014 from 2:00-5:00 MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Farm to Childcare is a 3-year project to get locally sourced produce into Wake County Child Care facilities.The John Rex Endowment has awarded Wake County SmartStart (WCSS) $675,639 for a Farm to Child Care project MORE »– from Local Food
North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension will conduct a Pastured Egg Production Field Day from 8:00 am-3:00 pm on Wednesday, September 24 at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) in Goldsboro, NC. Topics: MORE »– from Growing Small Farms