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Cornell AgriTech’s Summer Research Scholars Program provides hands-on research experience for undergraduate students. The goal of the program is simple but impactful: to excite students about careers in agriculture and food science. Now in its...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Department of Entomology
  • Food Science
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Chef Chantay Skrine is dicing onions for her collard greens. Skrine, owner of Sweetay’s LLC in Binghamton, N.Y., is at work in a shared commercial kitchen on the campus of Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County. The past two years have been...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Food
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The South Lawn Project, on-site at the offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension Monroe County, in Rochester, N.Y., has transformed an underutilized piece of land into a thriving food-growing environment, offering employment opportunities to at...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Food
Hans Walter-Peterson, Louis and Donna Gridley, and Dr. Bruce Reisch stand next to the Aravelle Grape

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Aravelle, a new grape variety developed by Dr. Bruce Reisch of Cornell AgriTech , is set to make its way into wine glasses across New York, after decades of meticulous research. In this installment of the 'Extension Out Loud' podcast by Cornell...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Viticulture and Enology
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The recent resurgence of avian influenza – fueled by the return of migratory waterfowl that carry, but are typically not impacted by the virus – is causing significant damage to both commercial poultry and wild bird populations worldwide, while...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Animals

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For the past two years, Annika Rowland, a graduate student in the Sustainable Cropping Systems Lab at Cornell University, has been studying how to manage weeds in soybean production without the use of herbicides or cultivation. Rowland’s...
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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The past few years have seen a noticeable increase in the number of people choosing to grow food in their backyards. Eighteen million new gardeners have joined the ranks of seasoned veterans planting and harvesting homegrown food. Seed catalogs...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section

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Over the last 20 years, the Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) has worked with dairy farmers across New York state to employ research aimed at reducing agricultural operations’ environmental footprint.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
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Cornell CALS Animal Science major, Lan Nguyen ’23, spent 56 days of her 2022 summer on an island off the coast of Maine where she completed a minor in marine biology at Shoals Marine Laboratory – a remote field station located on Appledore Island, Maine, that is jointly operated by Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire.
  • Shoals Marine Laboratory
  • Animal Science
  • Animals

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This summer, international agriculture and rural development major Jensen Njagi ’25 interned for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Conservation Biocontrol on Urban Farms in New York City project. This three-year project is designed to help urban...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
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As agriculture and food industries move further into the 21st century, there are plenty of tough decisions and uncertainty ahead. But these industries, and Cornell AgriTech, have been here together before. In its 140 years, the station has...
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Craft Beverage Institute

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During summer 2022, Daniel Kim ’23, a biological s cience s major with a marine biology minor , took a course in underwater research at Shoals Marine Laboratory , a remote field station located on Appledore Island, Maine, that is jointly...
  • Shoals Marine Laboratory
  • Office of Undergraduate Biology
  • Organisms

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After working in the field with New York state growers, Heck, a postdoctoral associate from Brazil working in the lab of Sarah Pethybridge , associate professor of plant pathology and plant-microbe biology, said one challenge was that too many...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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Over 2.9 million New Yorkers across the state — a third of whom are children — rely on food assistance programs. Even temporary food insecurity can be discouraging and disempowering for families — a hard lesson many learned during the height of...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
 Ainsley Fleming-Wood offers food to a child at a farmers market booth for Cornell Cooperative Extension

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For Sammi Lin ’24, who spent her summer in New York City working with urban farmers, including refugees from Burma, immigrants from East Africa and the Caribbean, and seventh-generation Americans reconnecting with agriculture, the lessons went...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Food
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During the 2021 season, Annika Rowland, a graduate student in Matthew Ryan’s Sustainable Cropping Systems Lab at Cornell University, conducted preliminary research on the use and efficacy of an inter-row mower in organic soybeans at the Musgrave...
  • Musgrave Research Farm
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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Roop Singh ’14, a climate risk advisor for the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, talks about her climate work and shares how her time in CALS laid the foundation for her career and helped her reconnect with family roots.
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Climate Change
A cover crop demo event co-hosted by the Cornell Soil Health Program and the American Farmland Trust.

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Mary Jo Dudley is the Director of the Cornell Farmworker Program and a faculty member in the Department of Global Development. In this episode of "Extension Out Loud," Dudley recalls the history of the Cornell Farmworker Program and shares some...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Summer is a great time to be on the water. For this episode of Extension Out Loud we talked with David White, of New York Sea Grant , about the basics of boating safety. Learn how you can help insure a safe and family-friendly experience on the...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
CCE Master Gardeners

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Ashley Helmholdt is the adult program leader, extension associate, Seed to Supper coordinator, and Master Gardener Volunteer Program support lead for Cornell Garden-Based Learning , which provides horticulture educators with inspiring, research...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension