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Grow-NY Summit to feature food, ag innovations

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Published: 
October 10, 2019
Biodegradable plastics, drone-powered pollination and revolutionary indoor farming techniques are just a few of the innovations that will be on display at the Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit, Nov. 12-13 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

Events

Weill Institute Symposium: Dominique Bergmann

Oct 15 | 12:00 am

Dominique Bergmann Stanford University “Making a difference: flexible development in a changing world”

Location: Kennedy Hall  | Event type: Conference/Workshop

"Metabolic Engineering for Understanding and Harnessing Nature’s Biosynthetic Potential” -Sijin Li

Oct 18 | 12:20 pm

Sijin Li...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

Life Science Lecture Series featuring Dr. Ben Houlton [University of California at Davis]: Title: Planet Rock: Ecosystems, Food and Negative Carbon Emissions. Host: Jed Sparks EEB Tim Fahey NRS

Oct 21 | 4:00 pm

Dr. Ben Houlton, University of California at Davis Title: Planet Rock: Ecosystems, Food and Negative Carbon Emissions Monday, 10/21/19 G10 Biotechnology Building, 4:00PM

Location: Biotechnology Building

"Approaches to Factoring Out Complexities of Polyploid Genomes: or, what's so hard about n > 2 anyway?" - Andrew Farmer

Oct 22 | 12:20 pm

Andrew Farmer ...

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar

“Getting plant viruses where they need to go: Who knew it could be so complicated” Stewart Gray

Oct 23 | 12:20 pm

Stewart Gray...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

“Impact of Polyploidy and Domestication on Genome and Network Evolution” -Chris PIres

Oct 25 | 12:20 pm

Chris Pires...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

"Deconstructing broccoli: complex traits are illuminated by an immortal mapping population"- Zachary Stansell

Oct 28 | 12:20 pm

Zachary Stansell Horticulture Section, Cornell PhD program Advisor: Bjorkman

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Weekly Seminar Series featuring Dr. Tom Miller [Rice University]: Title: Eco-evolutionary dynamics of range expansion. Host: Geber Lab

Oct 28 | 12:20 pm

Dr. Tom Miller, Rice University Title: Eco-evolutionary dynamics of range expansion. Monday, 10/28/19 A106 Corson/Mudd, 12:20PM

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Seed to Kitchen: Prioritizing flavor in variety development- Julie Dawson

Oct 29 | 12:20 pm

Julie Dawson...

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture (CIDA) 2nd Annual Workshop

Oct 30 | 8:30 am

The Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture hosts its 2nd annual workshop on October 30th. This all-day event features keynote speakers as well as two panels of experts in growing and industry...

Location: Statler Hotel  | Event type: Conference/Workshop

"A road map to control Huanglongbing: Tissue-specific, molecular analyses of the vector-pathogen interface"- Angela Kruse

Oct 30 | 12:20 pm

Angela Kruse...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

Nut Trees for the Home Landscape

Oct 30 | 6:00 pm

Nut trees can provide highly nutritious food for centuries. Local nuts can be used for anything from holiday snacks to staples like flour, oil, and butters. This class, taught by experienced nut...

Location: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County  | Event type: Class/ Workshop

Better Process Control School - Acidified Foods Only

Oct 31 | 8:00 am

The Better Process Control Schools (BPCS) certify supervisors of thermal processing systems, acidification, and container closure evaluation programs for low-acid and acidified canned foods. Each...

Location: Cornell Food Venture Center, Cornell AgriTech  | Event type: Class/ Workshop

Better Process Control School - Acidified Foods Only

Nov 1 | 8:00 am

The Better Process Control Schools (BPCS) certify supervisors of thermal processing systems, acidification, and container closure evaluation programs for low-acid and acidified canned foods. Each...

Location: Cornell Food Venture Center, Cornell AgriTech  | Event type: Class/ Workshop

“When flowers play dead: the evolution of brood-site deceptive floral scent in the common pawpaw Asimina triloba” -Kyle Martin

Nov 1 | 12:20 pm

Kyle Martin Graduate Student Exit Seminar, Raguso Lab, Plant Biology, Cornell University

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar