This position will design, direct and oversee a local food supply chain farm profits business planning assistance and training program for individuals, small and mid-scale producers (inclusive of pasture based meat producers), extension agents and other local food systems collaborators.
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) is a joint partnership between North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.CEFS develops and promotes just and equitable food and farming systems that conserve natural resources, strengthen communities, improve health outcomes, and provide economic opportunities in North Carolina and beyond.
This position is associated with a USDA NIFA AFRI grant to develop localized agri-food supply chains in North Carolina. The Program Coordinator will be a contributing member of the team that is leading the development of the North Carolina Growing Together (NCGT) project. The NCGT project is funded by a 5-year USDA research grant, has the following goals: to identify the most promising solutions by which local production and associated value-added activities can be scaled and connect to local markets, to pilot implementation of these solutions in the state, and to evaluate and report the results of these pilots for the benefit of other states and regions.