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AgriTech Center of Excellence helps food, ag startups thrive
Since September 2018, the Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture has supported more than 75 small, New York state-based companies. In this feature story, read about how the center has helped three of those businesses thrive.
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Craft Beverage Institute
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Genetic ingenuity: What does it take to put produce on your plate?
Our plant breeders are known for their innovative work in creating new varieties of fruits and vegetables. Developing these varieties is a complex yet creative process, and getting the varieties onto supermarket shelves also requires a tremendous amount of effort. Susan Brown, professor of horticulture, and Phillip Griffiths, associate professor of horticulture, explain how they bring the varieties they develop from seed to supermarket.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section

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How is Cornell helping New York state's craft beverage industry?
On tap are an array of beers crafted with New York state ingredients: Seeds of Love and Outrage, Backroad Odysseys, and Lazy Lollygagger, an ale that spotlights the flavor of cherries and lemon-thyme. Owner Jason Sahler knows his way around a...
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
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Sled dogs lead the way in quest to slow aging
By the end of her racing days, she had competed twice in sled dog racing’s equivalent to the Olympics – the International Federation of Sleddog Sports World Championships. And she ended her racing career with a bang, winning an extremely...
  • Animal Science
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Genetics
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Project partners researchers, librarians & AI to fight hunger
But research sometimes points in different directions. So it can be hard for policymakers to decide where to dedicate limited funds, and how best to help farmers adopt the right crops. Ceres2030, a global effort led by International Programs in...
  • International Programs
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
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Can rice be grown in New York's climate?
“I said, ‘That’s the one I’m looking for, the wetland is good for the rice,’” Badjie said, flashing an easy smile. “Dawn said, ‘No, you can’t grow rice here. Are you crazy?’” Few farmers attempt to grow a warmth-loving crop like rice in the...
  • International Programs
  • Agriculture
  • Plants

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Restoring Long Island's shellfish population
“Clamming and fishing, they’re in your blood,” says Warner, as Hampton Bays, a coastal village in Southampton, New York, fades into the distance. “It’s a lifestyle, not a job.” That lifestyle – and Long Island’s coastal ecosystem, economy and...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Food
  • Fish

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Why has North America lost 3 billion birds?
According to research published Sept. 19 by the journal Science, the total breeding bird population in the continental U.S. and Canada has dropped by 29 percent since that year. “We were astounded by this result … the loss of billions of birds,”...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Environment
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How can we protect New York state’s berry industry?
Cornell University’s berry team provides expertise in horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, agricultural economics, plant breeding and management practices for New York state’s $20 million berry industry.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • School of Integrative Plant Science

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Street smarts: Cornell paves the way for safer roads in NYS
A half-mile snippet of Albro Road, a sleepy byway in Sherburne, New York, 36 miles south of Utica, had severe cracks in its pavement. They made for a teeth-chattering ride. “I don’t think you’d want to have an open coffee cup in your hand on...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Applied Economics