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CEFS Summer Internship in Sustainable Agriculture
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2014, 07:55:01 AM »
REMINDER: Deadline to apply for CEFS Summer Internship in Sustainable Agriculture is Feb. 14!
Date: Jan 15, 2014 12:34 PM

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) Summer Sustainable
Agriculture Internship Program, based in Goldsboro, NC started in 1999 and
has attracted students from a wide variety of backgrounds and majors from
across the country and the world. This eight-week internship program (June
2 July 25, 2014) provides undergraduate students with experience in
various aspects of sustainable agriculture from expert faculty and staff at
CEFS and through hands-on farm work, lectures and discussions, community
engagement, and field trips to local farms and markets.  The goal of this
program is to provide experiential learning opportunities through
collaboration with faculty from North Carolina State University (NCSU) and
North Carolina A&T State University (NCA&T) and farm staff from the North
Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS). Interns
will become familiar with farming practices that promote

●      Strong local food system networks;

●      Agricultural production systems of animal and crops that efficiently
use energy and water in the biological systems;

●      Efficient use of nutrient cycling in production systems;

●      Diverse complementary production systems and season extension
techniques;

●      Community gardens for food and education in good food choices;

●      Use of organic crop rotations, crop/animal integration, and natural
systems for animal production.

The internship combines topical subject matter with real-world, hands-on
agricultural experience and problem solving through various field trips to
farms, markets and community sites. As part of their research experience,
each intern will be mentored by NCSU, NCA&TSU and NCDA&CS faculty and staff
from a variety of fields working in sustainable agriculture at
CEFS.  Students will also have the unique experience of learning about
community food systems as they visit and work with a variety of community
members in town of Goldsboro.

Student interns will receive 6 credit hours from NCSU (CS 492) for the
internship program.

*All applications for the CEFS Summer Internship Program must be RECEIVED
by Friday, February 14, 2014.*

*For more information, please visit our website:

http://www.cefs.ncsu.edu/getinvolved/internships.html

Lisa Forehand
CEFS Extension & Outreach/ Internship Coordinator
Ph: 919-513-0954
www.cefs.ncsu.edu

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