Deadline for summer internship applications extended
The complications of winter weather have motivated the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) to set 5 p.m. on Monday, March 9 as the new application deadline for eight-week internships this coming summer. The internship program, for undergraduate students, is June 9 to July 31 at the CEFS research and Extension facilities near Goldsboro. Interns will get experience working with farm production practices that promote local food-system networks, livestock and crop production systems that efficiently use energy and water, nutrient cycling production systems, complementary production systems and season extension techniques, community gardens, and organic crop and livestock production.
Among the CEFS research units is one devoted to small-farm enterprises and another directed to research into organic production. Individuals selected for the summer internships will work with CEFS faculty mentors who will guide them through hands-on explorations of various aspects of sustainable agriculture. The SAES, N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services operate the CEFS jointly.