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Local Food Extension
Publications

The Extension Publications link below lists publications specifically focused on local food system topics. Additional publications related to production, gardening, and more can be found in the Extension Resource Catalog. http://localfood.ces.ncsu.edu/local-food-extension-publications/

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Local Food Extension
Publications

The Extension Publications link below lists publications specifically focused on local food system topics. Additional publications related to production, gardening, and more can be found in the Extension Resource Catalog. http://localfood.ces.ncsu.edu/local-food-extension-publications/

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Center for Environmental
Farming Systems

CEFS is a major partner with NC Cooperative Extension in our Local Foods Flagship Program. Find out more....

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Food Access
Information and Resources

The limitations that consumers face to accessing local food can be understood as an interaction of individual and environmental factors. http://localfood.ces.ncsu.edu/food-access-food-security/

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Statewide Local Food
Systems Infrastructure Map

The North Carolina Growing Together project, in collaboration with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension's Local Foods Flagship Program, has created a mapped inventory of businesses that serve as intermediary steps in local food supply chains. You can help keep it current, too! http://www.cefs.ncsu.edu/statewide-infrastructure-map.html

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Support for Food
Councils across NC

Community Food Strategies is working to network, provide tools and resources for, and provide technical assistance to food councils across North Carolina. http://communityfoodstrategies.com/

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Marketing Farm Products Program Sept. 13 at 6pm popular

Keep the Customers Coming! Kevin Hardison – NCDA Marketing Specialist Good Agriculture Practices GAPs guidelines update Kathryn Holmes – NCCE Extension Agent Lessons Learned Larry Smith – Smith Farms Ag Ventures 2016 Project MORE » – from   NC AgVentures

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OTL Farms Up and Running popular

Davon Goodwin is a prime example of what it means to work hard and have a big heart. Davon launched OTL Farms this fall as an application of the lessons he learned from MORE » – from   NC Farm School

Online GAP & Food Safety Plan Creation Course

Web-based course is designed to educate growers about food safety on the farm, explain the USDA GHP/GAP audit process, and assist in the process of developing a food safety program and writing a food MORE »

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USDA launches Local Food Marketing Practices Survey

USDA Launches First-Ever Local Foods Survey. For more information see the USDA press release here:  http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Newsroom/2016/04_07_2016.php Producers who receive the 2015 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey from NASS are strongly encouraged to respond. MORE »

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Pasture to Plate: Pasture Management for Women Livestock ProducersSat Oct 1, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
Butner, NC
— 3 days away
NC Choices' Women Working in the Meat Business ConferenceSun Oct 2 - Tue Oct 4, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Orange County, NC, USA
— 4 days away
Artisanal, Safe and Efficient: The Way Forward for Dairy ProducersWed Oct 5, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
Greensboro, NC
— 7 days away
NC Farm School SummitTue Oct 11, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:15 PM Where:
Guilford County Agricultural Building, 3309 Burlington Rd, Greensboro, NC 27405
— 2 weeks away
Pollinator Garden TourWed Oct 12, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 2 weeks away
Pollinator Garden TourSat Oct 15, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 2 weeks away
Postharvest Handling for Enhanced Shelf Life WorkshopThu Oct 20, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Black Mountain, NC
— 3 weeks away
CFSA Sustainable Agriculture ConferenceFri Nov 4 - Sun Nov 6, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Durham, NC, USA
— 1 month away
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