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Dear Friends of CEFS,

I cannot believe that we find ourselves in the 'dog days of summer' already! CEFS has had an incredibly busy year with 24 workshops under our belt and no signs of slowing down. August has some VERY exciting workshops coming up so please take advantage of these splendid opportunities.

Also, a quick reminder that the Second Annual CEFS Sustainable Agriculture Lecturer will feature Judy Wicks, Tuesday, September 16 at 7pm. More information coming soon.

Look forward to seeing you soon.



Lisa Forehand
CEFS Extension & Outreach Coordinator

CEFS August Workshop Schedule

Twilight Tour: Irrigation & Water Use

Date: Wednesday, August 13, 6:00-8:00pm
Leaders: Ken Fager & Steve Moore (NCSU)
Location: Small Farm Unit at CEFS, Goldsboro
Workshop Registration: FREE

Call 919-513-0954 or email to hold your spot. Registration is limited to 15 people per tour


Organic Certification Course

Date: Wednesday, August 20, 10:00-3:00pm
Leader: Tony Kleese
Location: CEFS, Goldsboro, NC
Workshop Registration: $50 (Includes lunch)

This workshop will help you understand what you need to know and do to get your farm certified under the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP). Visit for more information.


Developing Community Based Food Systems

Date: Monday, August 25, 9:00-4:30pm (registration begins at 8:30am)
Leader: Nancy Creamer (CEFS)
Location: O'Berry Center, Goldsboro, NC
Workshop Registration: $45 (Includes lunch)

This workshop will provide the nuts and bolts of developing local food systems including conducting food assessments, developing new markets- direct and institutional, supporting new farmer programs, providing business support for new local food entrepreneurs, forming a food policy council, policies that deter and facilitate local food systems. Visit for more information.


Where does your food come from?
(Kid's Workshop)

Date: Wednesday, September 24, 4:00-5:30pm
Leaders: Lisa Forehand (CEFS) & Liz Driscoll (NCSU)
Location: Whole Foods Market, 3540 Wade Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607
Workshop Registration: * FREE

This hands-on workshop will introduce kids to the fun and fascinating world of gardening and and how to grow their own food.

*For more information, call the Whole Foods Market Customer Service at 919.828.5805, visit, or email


Pasture Establishment, Design and Management for Outdoor Hog Production

Date:Thursday, August 28, 9:00-4:00pm
Leaders: Lee Menius, NC Choices & Jim Green (NRCS)
Location: CEFS, Goldsboro, NC
Workshop Registration: $20 (includes lunch)

Pesticide Credits:
1.5 hours: N O D X

This all day workshop will include hands on training for agents and producers involved in outdoor pork production. Visit for more information.


For more information on any CEFS events visit:,
call: 919-513-0954.

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.

CEFS Merchandise

Cafe Press ToteCEFS is excited to announce a new store on the Cafe' Press website. Items include: short- and long-sleeved t-shirts (youth & adult sizes), baby one-sees and bibs, messenger bags & tote bags, aprons, coffee mugs and much more!
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Please visit our store and help support CEFS!
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:

Center for Environmental Farming Systems
Box 7609 - NCSU
Raleigh, NC 27695