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We work across disciplines on world-renowned research, education and outreach.

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About CALS

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to Cornell University’s second largest population of students, faculty and staff. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being. The Cornell CALS experience empowers us to explore the boundaries of knowledge, supported by the leading minds of today and surrounded by the leading minds of tomorrow.

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Awards fund innovations in digital agriculture

A drone
Published: 
June 14, 2019
Projects ranging from a soil-swimming robot that can sense conditions in the root zone in real time to computational models that can predict produce spoilage received seed funds from the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture’s new Research Innovation Fund.

3M and Cornell Partner to Develop Environmental Monitoring Handbook

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Published: 
June 13, 2019
3M Food Safety and CALS announce today they have collaborated – together and with a team of other industry experts – on a comprehensive handbook to help food and beverage manufacturers build and implement environmental monitoring programs.

Empire apple breeder Roger Way dies at 100

Roger Way
Published: 
June 12, 2019
Roger Way, Ph.D. ’53, professor emeritus of pomology and world-renowned apple breeder, died June 2 in State College, Pennsylvania. He was 100 years old.

Events

Saturday Garden Tours

Jun 15 | 11:00 am

Take a relaxing stroll with a Garden Guide through the gardens around the Nevin Welcome Center and discover the beauty and diversity of our cultivated plant collections. Visit the Robison Herb...

Location: Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center  | Event type: Tour

The Magic of Mushrooms

Jun 15 | 1:00 pm

The Magic of Mushroom, taught by professor Kathie Hodge in the Section of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology at Cornell, is not your typical biology class—it’s more like a double-decker bus...

Location: Mann Library

Unturned Leaves: Early Women in Botanical Illustration

Jun 15 | 1:00 pm

Until only recently, science has generally been associated with the work of men, and its leading figures have generally been those endowed with the means to acquire an education and the time to...

Location: Mann Library  | Event type: Exhibit

Saturday Garden Tours

Jun 15 | 4:00 pm

Take a relaxing stroll with a Garden Guide through the gardens around the Nevin Welcome Center and discover the beauty and diversity of our cultivated plant collections. Visit the Robison Herb...

Location: Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center  | Event type: Tour

The Magic of Mushrooms

Jun 17 | 8:00 am

The Magic of Mushroom, taught by professor Kathie Hodge in the Section of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology at Cornell, is not your typical biology class—it’s more like a double-decker bus...

Location: Mann Library

Unturned Leaves: Early Women in Botanical Illustration

Jun 17 | 8:00 am

Until only recently, science has generally been associated with the work of men, and its leading figures have generally been those endowed with the means to acquire an education and the time to...

Location: Mann Library  | Event type: Exhibit

The Magic of Mushrooms

Jun 18 | 8:00 am

The Magic of Mushroom, taught by professor Kathie Hodge in the Section of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology at Cornell, is not your typical biology class—it’s more like a double-decker bus...

Location: Mann Library

Unturned Leaves: Early Women in Botanical Illustration

Jun 18 | 8:00 am

Until only recently, science has generally been associated with the work of men, and its leading figures have generally been those endowed with the means to acquire an education and the time to...

Location: Mann Library  | Event type: Exhibit

The Magic of Mushrooms

Jun 19 | 8:00 am

The Magic of Mushroom, taught by professor Kathie Hodge in the Section of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology at Cornell, is not your typical biology class—it’s more like a double-decker bus...

Location: Mann Library

Unturned Leaves: Early Women in Botanical Illustration

Jun 19 | 8:00 am

Until only recently, science has generally been associated with the work of men, and its leading figures have generally been those endowed with the means to acquire an education and the time to...

Location: Mann Library  | Event type: Exhibit

The Magic of Mushrooms

Jun 20 | 8:00 am

The Magic of Mushroom, taught by professor Kathie Hodge in the Section of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology at Cornell, is not your typical biology class—it’s more like a double-decker bus...

Location: Mann Library

Unturned Leaves: Early Women in Botanical Illustration

Jun 20 | 8:00 am

Until only recently, science has generally been associated with the work of men, and its leading figures have generally been those endowed with the means to acquire an education and the time to...

Location: Mann Library  | Event type: Exhibit

CALS Summer Scoop 2019

Jun 20 | 12:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, June 20 from 12-2pm for the annual CALS Summer Scoop event in Stocking Hall Gallery. There will be FREE Dairy Bar ice cream, sponsored by Dean Boor as a thank you to the CALS...

Location: Stocking Hall Gallery  | Event type: Food/Catering

The Magic of Mushrooms

Jun 21 | 8:00 am

The Magic of Mushroom, taught by professor Kathie Hodge in the Section of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology at Cornell, is not your typical biology class—it’s more like a double-decker bus...

Location: Mann Library

Unturned Leaves: Early Women in Botanical Illustration

Jun 21 | 8:00 am

Until only recently, science has generally been associated with the work of men, and its leading figures have generally been those endowed with the means to acquire an education and the time to...

Location: Mann Library  | Event type: Exhibit