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Dear Friends of CEFS,

We are very pleased to welcome Judy Wicks to our annual lecture series.  She is clearly one of the visionary leaders in our country who is connecting healthy, sustainable farms and farmers to all of us in the human family who depend upon them for our "daily bread."  Judy is a great example of what can be accomplished when resolve, determination, and commitment become engaged with a vision for a better food system.  Her experience as a single parent creating a sustainable means of support for herself and family through the reality of the White Dog Café is a story which commands our attention and respect.  When we combine her experience as the founder of the White Dog Café with her leadership in creating a viable decentralized community-based, healthy food system for the Philadelphia metropolitan area, we witness a dramatic story of change that serves as exemplary guidance for our region as well.



 Baki Karacay

Simon Rich, Chair
CEFS Board of Advisors

2008 Sustainable Agriculture Lecturer
 Judy Wicks

"Local Living Economies: Green, Fair & Fun"

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems is pleased to announce Judy Wicks, of the famed 'White Dog Cafe' in Philadelphia will be the 2008 CEFS Sustainable Agriculture Judy Wicks

The lecture will take place:
Tuesday, September 16, 7:00 pm
N.C. Museum of History
5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC

This lecture will be FREE TO THE PUBLIC, although reserved seating is available for Friends of CEFS.

This intimate discussion will have very limited seating so please continue to visit the CEFS website, call: 919-513-3924 or email for more information.

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Mission & History of CEFS

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems develops and promotes food and farming systems that protect the environment, strengthen local communities, and provide economic opportunities in North Carolina and beyond.

North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University established the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture at the Cherry Farm facility near Goldsboro, NC in 1994. These partners work closely with state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations (for example, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, Rural Advancement Foundation International, Farm Bureau), farmers, and citizens to provide agricultural research, extension, and education for our state. The development of CEFS is a national model for partnership, innovation, and interdisciplinary cooperation.

To learn more about CEFS, Please visit:

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Box 7609 - NCSU
Raleigh, NC 27695