Dr. Nancy Creamer, horticulture professor and director of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, will occupy an endowed chair funded with a $3.15 million endowment from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
The endowment, announced last November, funds new endowed chairs at N.C. State and North Carolina A&T State University and supports Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) efforts to increase production, processing, distribution and consumption of local, sustainably raised foods in North Carolina.
Creamer becomes a distinguished professor of sustainable and community-based food systems. She joined the faculty in 1995 as an assistant professor and extension specialist in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She became coordinator of the CEFS organic unit in 1997 and was named director in 2000.
CEFS, located in Goldsboro, is a partnership of N.C. State, N.C. A&T State University and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Its mission is to develop and promote food and farming systems that protect the environment, strengthen local communities and provide economic opportunities in North Carolina and beyond.