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North Carolina, Tennessee scientists teaming up to improve organic produce safety | Vegetables content from Southeast Farm Press

North Carolina, Tennessee scientists teaming up to improve organic produce safety | Vegetables content from Southeast Farm Press | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
A group of scientists at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and North Carolina State University are working together to improve the safety of organic produce — naturally.
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Scientists at the Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will work with UT researchers to develop a wash to reduce foodborne illness caused by E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria.

 

CALS project partners include Jonathan Baros, farm & agribusiness management, PHHI; Jeanine Davis, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, organic crops; MaryAnne Drake, Professor, sensory analysis & flavor chemistry; Diane Ducharme, GAPs Program Coordinator & Extension Associate, horticulture & food safety, PHHI; & Penelope Perkins-Veazie, Professor & postharvest physiologist, PHHI.

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North Carolina presents specialty crops grants | Vegetables content from Southeast Farm Press

North Carolina presents specialty crops grants | Vegetables content from Southeast Farm Press | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
North Carolina has awarded $1.2 million in specialty crops grants, some of which targets organic production.

 

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North Carolina State University received five of the grants, some geared directly toward improving the states already thriving organic farming enterprise. The state is one of few in the Southeast with an ongoing organic crops research and outreach program.

 

"Chris Reberg-Horton, who heads the North Carolina State organic crops program, says these crops are growing in size and economic importance to North Carolina and the Carolina-Virginia region.  ... "

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2012 Fall Agroecology Education Farm: Farm to Fork Reception! | Facebook

Check out these great photos from our 2012 Fall Agroecology Education Farm: Farm to Fork Reception!

 

The Agroecology Farm is part of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), part of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University

http://www.cefs.ncsu.edu/whatwedo/academic.html

 

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NC Choices' 2nd Annual Carolina Meat Conference, Temple Grandin kenote at CEFS event

NC Choices' 2nd Annual Carolina Meat Conference, Temple Grandin kenote at CEFS event | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

NC Choices' 2nd Annual Carolina Meat Conference

from The Center for Environmental Farming Systems CEFS

more about CEFS: http://www.cefs.ncsu.edu/index.htm


December 3 & 4 in Bermuda Run, NC
Online registration for the 2nd Annual Carolina Meat Conference is now open at http://www.carolinameatconference.com


The conference includes a special Monday night social, dinner with the Blind Pig Supper Club, welcome and comments with NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and keynote address with Dr. Temple Grandin and features some of NC's best farmers, meat processors, educators and food professionals including:

    Acre Station Meat Farm
    Chop Shop Butchery
    Foothills Pilot Plant
    Mays Meats
    Proffitt Family Farm
    Rogers Cattle Company
    Rose's Meats and Sweets
    San Giusseppe Salami Company
    Weeping Radish Brewery and Butchery

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as well as:

    Animal Welfare Approved
    Kari Underly, Range, Inc, Chicago, IL
    Adam Tiberio, Tiberio Custom Meats, Brooklyn, NY
    Craig Deihl, Cypress, Charleston, SC
    Tanya Cauthen, Belmont Butchery, Richmond, VA
    T&E Meats, Harrisonburg, VA
    Arion Thiboumery, NMPAN and Lorentz Meats

 

More about the 10 Percent Campaign

@NC10Percent

http://www.cefs.ncsu.edu/whatwedo/foodsystems/10percent.html

 

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CEFS report describes conservation practices for hog production | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sc..., NCSU

CEFS report describes conservation practices for hog production | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sc..., NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) has released a new report entitled Conservation Practices in Outdoor Hog Production Systems: Findings and Recommendations from the Center for Environmental Farming Systems.

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"The report is intended for outdoor, pasture-based hog producers and those who advise them, including Cooperative Extension agents, Natural Resource Conservation Service district conservationists, Soil and Water Conservation district workers and third-party auditors. ...

 

"To read the report, or for more information about CEFS’ Alternative Swine Production Unit, visit http://www.cefs.ncsu.edu/whatwedo/researchunits/alternativeswine.html."

 

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More researchers join effort to control stink bugs organically

More researchers join effort to control stink bugs organically | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"Multi-university project asks how organic farmers can control these pests and protect their crops."

 

Organic farmers are particularly challenged when faced with the destructive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.

 

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences researchers at NC State University join the effort.

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Day three on the dean’s tour: Goldsboro, Clinton | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

Day three on the dean’s tour: Goldsboro, Clinton | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"The third day of Dean Richard Linton’s cross-state trek took him to eastern North Carolina for a tour of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems [CEFS] in Goldsboro, bookended by stops in Clinton and Wallace."

 

"The CEFS is a partnership of N.C. State, N.C. A&T and the NCDA&CS. The 2,000-acre research farm in Goldsboro is one of the nation’s largest centers for the study of sustainable food and farming systems. Its mission is to develop and promote food and farming systems that protect the environment, strengthen local communities and provide economic opportunities in this state and beyond."

 

CEFS staff lead an information-rich tour of facilities for organic farming research which includes soil chemistry and emissions, relevant to climate change; pastured livestock; local food, including the 10% Campaign; forages; the dairy; the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)-certified postharvest handling area; and more.

 

He also toured Prestage Farms, recent NCSU donor for whom the Department of Poultry Science was named, and visited with another NCSU supporter, Wendell Murphy.

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