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NC State Extension


Primary Contact:
Hannah Dankbar     
Extension Local Food Flagship Program Manager
North Carolina Cooperative Extension
NC State University

North Carolina Cooperative Extension and many organizations and stakeholders are working with our communities on development and expansion of local food systems across the state. This Local Food web portal has been developed by North Carolina Cooperative Extension to provide local food systems resources and timely information to all residents and businesses across the state. The goal of the website is to provide information and link to resources from Cooperative Extension as well as from other NC organizations and state partners working on local food programming. It is a dynamic portal and is intended to include new resources as they are developed over time.

To assist you in finding your way around this portal, we have developed a video walk through of the Local Food web portal. The organizational structure for this web portal is available on the Site Map page. If you enter the site through one of the “Your Role in the Food System” links, you will be directed to aspects of the overall site structure relevant to that role. Additionally, you may use the Search tool on each page to search the portal or other N.C. Cooperative Extension portals for the information you are seeking.

If you have questions or comments, or if your organization has research-based North Carolina local food systems resources that you would like us to consider linking to from this portal, please contact Hannah Dankbar at Also, please connect if you have potential news items about local foods of interest at a regional or state level.

Support for development and curation of this web portal is provided in part by NC Growing Together, a Center for Environmental Farming Systems-led initiative, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, grant #2012-68004-20363.