Have you ever wondered who’s behind our work? Well, we are a network of organizations, and of course people, working together on food systems issues, and more specifically, we are catalysts in food systems network development. This year, our lead organization, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (aka: CEFS) celebrates it’s Twenty Year Anniversary! What began as a vision in 1994 has grown into a movement that is shaping agriculture across North Carolina and the nation. In the twenty years since its founding, bold and innovative programmatic initiatives have expanded CEFS’ footprint beyond the boundaries of the research farm, reaching every corner of North Carolina and forming deep partnerships in local communities. Read about the evolution of CEFS here.