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Juan Carlos in field

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Juan Carlos Ramos is the new on-farm research coordinator for the Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP), housed in Cornell CALS Department of Animal Science. Ramos' extension focus will explore farmer-driven research covering nutrient...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
sheep in solar field

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Solar energy developers and farmers need land to operate, and a Cornell research project aims to demonstrate how co-locating solar arrays on farmland can be an environmentally friendly way to benefit both the renewable energy and agriculture industries.
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science
Group of workshop participants pose for photo in Uganda

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As a young researcher working with plant breeders to develop improved wheat varieties for smallholder farmers, Hale Ann Tufan confronted a profound dilemma. It wasn’t an issue of gnarly plant genetics or unruly research fields — commonplace...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
Brianna and cow

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Brianna Tate is a Ph.D. candidate studying in the McFadden Lab housed in the Cornell CALS Department of Animal Science. Over the past four years Tate’s research has looked at ways to benefit dairy calf immunity to better survival and impact health later in life. Tate was recently inducted into the Cornell Chapter of the prestigious Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Student Honor Society in recognition of her outstanding work as a scientist as well as a leader in the Cornell and scientific communities.
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
Nina Bassuk

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Nina Bassuk has dedicated her career helping trees thrive in tough urban landscapes
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
Martin Graef headshot

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Academic focus: Cellular homeostasis and aging Research summary: I study how cells maintain their homeostasis and function under diverse stresses. Cells have evolved the process of autophagy, which allows them to degrade parts of themselves and...
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Biology
Marian Schmidt headshot

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Academic focus: Ecology, evolution and genomics of aquatic microbial communities Research summary: My lab studies the microbial inhabitants of aquatic ecosystems through a combination of field, molecular and computational approaches. Despite...
  • Microbiology
  • Biology
  • Biodiversity
Jason Londo and his family

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Academic focus: Fruit crop physiology and climate adaptation Research summary: I study how environmental stresses such as temperature, water availability and soil chemistry impact apple and grapevine physiological performance. The key to climate...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
Yu Jiang and Ph.D. student Ertai Liu stand with an agricultural robot in a grape vineyard

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Academic focus: Multimodal sensing, agricultural robotics and artificial intelligence in agriculture Research summary: I study systems engineering and digital solutions to enhancing the productivity, quality, sustainability and resilience of...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
Giulianna Kukor

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Cornell CALS Department of Animal Science student Giulianna Kukor '23 was recently selected to serve as an Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Ambassador on the Cornell University campus. In this role, Kukor will work to build bridges among her...
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
Dairy cows in a barn

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With the increasing pressure for dairy farms to meet new sustainable benchmarks, scientists in the Cornell CALS department of Animal Science seek innovative ways to help farmers reach these goals. Julio Giordano, associate professor of Animal Science, sees technological advancements to better dairy cattle reproduction and health as a direct solution.
  • Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
Don Rakow in the garden

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Don Rakow has pioneered the concept of Nature Rx, how spending time in nature can improve emotional and physical health.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
students and faculty pose in front of an event banner

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Five undergraduates in Cornell CALS Department of Animal Science, Elizabeth Maslyn ’22, Johnathan King ’22, Colin Kadis ’22, Matthew Peck ’22 and Grace Harrigan ’22 won the Richard Popp Scholarship Award.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
Oliva Godber

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Olivia Godber is a postdoctoral research associate, leading the Dairy Sustainability Key Indicators Project in Cornell CALS Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP). Tasked with the mission to examine dairy farms’ environmental footprints...
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Field Crops
A student working in the lab holding a petri dish

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CALS highlights some of the strategies the college and its community members are adopting to improve diversity in faculty, staff and student recruitment and retention.
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Microbiology
Students look into a microscope.

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This is the third in a series of stories detailing actions CALS students, faculty and staff have taken over the past year to make our community a more diverse, equitable and inclusive place for everyone. Because Cornell AgriTech is an...
  • Cornell AgriTech
Cornell's campus in winter

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Science is at the heart of the many foods and beverages enjoyed during the holidays. From food safety to ingredients and best practices, CALS experts play a vital role in keeping people healthy and informed during this treasured time of year...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Food Science
Agustin Olivo presenting at the annual meeting

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  • Animal Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
The CALS Ag Quad

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This is the second in a series of stories detailing actions CALS students, faculty and staff have taken over the past year to make our community a more diverse, equitable and inclusive place for everyone. Here, we highlight college efforts to design a more inclusive curriculum and detail some of the courses CALS faculty have developed or adapted to address issues of racial, social, gender, economic and environmental justice.
  • Department of Entomology
  • Department of Global Development
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
Students walking on Ho Plaza

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This is the first in a series of stories detailing the actions CALS students, faculty and staff have taken over the past year to make our community a more diverse, equitable and inclusive place for everyone. Here, we highlight some of our student-led efforts – these emerging leaders, often through sheer labors of love, emphasize inclusive excellence and are motivated by a desire to make the path more equitable for those who will follow.
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Microbiology