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Alejandro Calixto, Director of the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program at Cornell University

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The Joro spider, an arachnid that's been in the United States for years in some southern states, has been trending in the news lately as the next potentially invasive species to land in New York State. Some media hypes giant, venomous, flying...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
Rob Lynch, dairy herd health and management specialist with Cornell's Pro-Dairy program

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Though the H5N1 virus, often referred to as avian influenza, is most commonly associated with poultry, this spring farms in the Midwest reported cases in dairy cattle, presenting new risks for dairy herds, and farmers who work with them. While...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
EFNEP educators in New York City

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A trip to the grocery store today is an exercise in balancing budget against nutritional need. For many community members, these calculations lead to decisions based on economy and convenience. For historically underserved populations, this...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
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  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section

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Whirligig beetles – the world’s fastest-swimming insect – achieve surprising speeds by employing a strategy shared by fast-swimming marine mammals and water fowl.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Organisms
  • Behavior
Andy Turner Director Cornell Cooperative Extension

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After nearly 10 years as the New York State 4-H Director, Andrew Turner ’88, MPS ’98, is moving into a new role as director for Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) beginning Dec. 1. In this episode of ‘Extension Out Loud,’ Turner shares his...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension

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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
Chef Chantay Skrine in the Broome CCE commercial kitchen

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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
People work on an urban farm

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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
Amy Barkley

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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
A collection of photos from 1882 to present day at Cornell AgriTech

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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 operated...
  • 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
A Cornell Cooperative Extension volunteer teaches gardening lessons to a group of people

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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