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Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP)/Mountain Partners in Agriculture (MPIA)
729 Haywood Rd
Asheville, NC 28806

828-236-1280 (FAX)
828-236-1282 (Office)
Email: info@asapconnections.org

Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture
P.O. Box 67
Boone, NC 28607

828-386-1537 (Office)
Email: info@brwia.org
Description: Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture is dedicated to strengthening the High Country's local food system by supporting women and their families with resources, education, and skills related to sustainable food and agriculture.

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA)
13 Hillsboro St.
PO Box 448
Pittsboro, NC 27312 - 0448

919-542-7401 (FAX)
919-542-2402 (Office)
Email: cfsa@sunsite.unc.edu
Description: Publishes Stewardship News. Sponsors Annual Sustainable Agriculture conference, farm tours, and workshops. Regional chapters. Apprentices. CFSA's Mission is: to support and expand local and organic agriculture in the Carolinas by inspiring, educating, and organizing farmers and consumers.

Center for Environmental Farming Systems
201 Stevens Mill Road
Goldsboro, NC 27530

919-513-0954 (Office)
Email: cefs_info@ncsu.edu
Description: The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) develops and promotes food and farming systems that protect the environment, strengthen local communities, and provide economic opportunities in North Carolina and beyond. <br/><br/> CEFS was established in 1994 by N.C. State University, N.C. A&T State University, and the N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services to serve as a center dedicated to sustainable agriculture research, extension, and education. <br/><br/> CEFS began its sustainable agriculture programming, including work at the Cherry Research Farm near Goldsboro, in 1996. Today, CEFS is one of the nation's largest centers for the study of environmentally sustainable farming practices.

Feast Down East -- Southeastern NC Food Systems Program
, NC

Contact: Dr. Leslie Hossfeld
910-962-7849 (Office)
Email: info@feastdowneast.org
Description: Feast Down East is a non-profit economic development effort established to create a fully integrated local food system. It helps small and limited resource farmers gain access to markets such as restaurants, grocers, schools and hospitals.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
P.O. Box 14638
Raleigh, NC 27620

919-250-0043 (Office)
Description: IFFS agriculture programs grow a healthy, just, and sustainable local food system. They work side by side with community to build food security by providing training and education in agricultural skills and opportunities for micro-enterprise development.

Mill Spring Agricultural Center
156 School Road
Mill Spring, NC 28756

Contact: Patrick McLendon
828-436-0029 (Office)
Description: The Mill Spring Agricultural Center was born out of the abandoned Mill Spring School, a 40,000 square foot building abandoned in 1998. Through over 1,000 volunteers and counting, the building is slowly being restored into a home for sustainable agriculture. It features a local food farm store, agricultural distribution center, small business incubator program, auditorium for technical and cultural events, meeting space, art studios, and demonstration and exhibition gardens, greenhouse, and orchard. The Mill Spring Ag Center is owned and operated by the Polk County Soil and Water Conservation District and is not tax funded. Funding for operation is solely derived by refurbishing and then renting out old classrooms as offices and through fundraisers and donations.

Rural Advancement Foundation, Int'l (RAFI-USA)
PO Box 640
Pittsboro, NC 27312

919-542-0069 (FAX)
919-542-1396 (Office)
Email: bbailey@rafiusa.org
Description: RAFI-USA is a private non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating markets, policies and communities that support thriving, socially just and environmentally sound family farms.

Sustainable Agriculture Program
764 West St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Contact: Robin Kohanowich
919-545-8031 (Office)
Email: rkoha065@cccc.edu
Description: Sustainable Agriculture program at CCCC has attracted students from throughout North Carolina, as well as many other states. The unique and practical curriculum provides both the small business and technical skills needed to develop and manage a profitable, environmentally sound and community-based small farm or find employment in the growing local food system sector. Students work with fellow classmates to plant, cultivate, and harvest a variety of produce year-round. They learn to utilize a variety of tools and equipment, including tractors and tillers fueled by biofuels. Field trips, farm tours, and internships enhance the learning experience. You can take advantage of CCCC's convenient location in the heart of North Carolina and become part of a growing agricultural phenomenon. Located on the Chatham Campus in Pittsboro, NC, the program is nestled in a farming community just south of Chapel Hill and east of Raleigh. A 2-acre certified organic student farm at the Pittsboro Campus is an outdoor classroom for research, demonstration, and crop production. The site includes two hoophouses, a passive solar greenhouse, as well as student-built farm structures including a pole barn, a packing shed and a masonry pizza oven.

The Livestock Conservancy
P.O. Box 477
Pittsboro, NC 27312

919-545-0022 (FAX)
919-542-5704 (Office)
Email: info@LivestockConservancy.org
Description: America's leading organization dedicated to conserving heritage livestock breeds since 1977. Breed information, education, & research. Publishes newsletter The Livestock Conservancy News and books. (Formerly American Minor Breeds Conservancy / American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.)

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