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 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 »
Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent. Chatham County Cooperative Extension runs a popular Junior Chefs Cooking Camp every summer where kids ages 8-12 spend a week learning to prepare and cook food. There are four one-week MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
On January 29. 2015, the USDA Economic Research Service released a new report to Congress on local foods, titled Trends in U.S. Local and Regional Food Systems: A Report to Congress. Administrative Publication No. MORE »– from Local Food
Content from NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. “NCDA&CS to host fifth annual workshop for farmers market managers Feb. 20 Registration deadline is Feb. 11 RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture MORE »– from Local Food