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Meet Becky O'Connor: Connecting NYS schools and local food producers
What kind of education or experience has prepared you for working with farm to school?  In the summer of 2010, I was preparing to begin a Master of Science program in nutrition and dietetics to become a Registered Dietician Nutritionist. I...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Health + Nutrition
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Expanding career opportunities with LeadNY
Lead NY is for committed leaders in the agriculture and food sectors who wish to step up and make a difference in their community. Whitney Beaman, a member of LeadNY's current class 18, reflects on her career journey from food science to...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
CCE Clinton County Senior Exercise with Mary Breyette

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Extension Online Fitness Classes Bring Seniors Together
They Zoom in from New York City, across upstate and downstate New York, the North Country, and states all across the U.S. Four mornings a week at 9 a.m., thousands of seniors join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County Executive Director Mary Breyette’s online fitness classes looking for exercise and connection.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
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Jian Hua: Discovering how the environment affects plant growth and health
Jian Hua is a professor in the Plant Biology Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science. Her discoveries of how temperature and other environmental factors affect plant growth and immune response provide fundamental guidance for...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
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Juliet Carroll: Using hummingbirds to protect New York’s berries
Research at Cornell in fruit IPM has created solutions that, in some cases, have erased the need for pesticide applications. I work with CALS faculty and CCE educators to deliver IPM solutions to the fruit industry. I truly stand on the...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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The misinformation age

  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
Cheryl Bilinski

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Meet Cheryl Bilinski: Serving Up a Healthier Local Food System
Can you share a quote or saying that reflects the work you do?  Novelist and farmer Wendell E. Berry said, “Eating is an agricultural act.” This quote means different things to different people, but to me, it aptly and succinctly reinforces the...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Health + Nutrition
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Meet Jack Elstner '21: Advancing research in oceanography and climate change
These experiences had a lasting impact on him — imparting both the beauty and value of marine ecosystems and the ways in which these resources are exploited. “Even from a young age, I saw how we currently live in a world undergoing massive...
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biology
  • Environment
Leadership development group receives training outdoors

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The business case for investing in leadership training
LeadNY Executive Director Larry Van De Valk reflects on the value of leadership development and professional training as the 35 year old program recruits its 19th class. LeadNY is for committed leaders in the agriculture and food industries who...
  • Department of Global Development
Group of Malawian farmers pose for picture in a field

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A farmer-led approach to food justice

  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development