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students visit farm

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Benjamin Yeh ’22 is a Statistics major with a minor in Computer Science and Celia Walden ’22 is a Biometry and Statistics major. What do they have in common? Having no prior experience with agriculture, Yeh and Walden spent the last year working with the Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) where they dove into the rapidly expanding field of digital agriculture.
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Digital Agriculture
bread loaves

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As Community Food Systems minors, students engage with community-based organizations to gain rich, hands-on experiences in the food system. This is a story about Hannah Rudt ‘23’s reinvigorating connection to the food system during the Covid-19...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
The Boys and Girls Club of Harlem classroom

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As Community Food Systems minors, students engage with community-based organizations to gain rich, hands-on experiences in the food system. This narrative is a reflection of Hannah Rudt ‘23’s practicum experience with The Boys and Girls Club of...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
The sun rising between to greenhouses

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As Community Food Systems minors, students engage with community-based organizations to gain rich, hands-on experiences in the food system. This narrative is a reflection of Madonna Linares ‘22’s experience working with Dilmun Hill Student Farm...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
Two women harvest greens; photo shot from above looking down on their hands

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As Community Food Systems minors, students engage with community-based organizations to gain rich, hands-on experiences in the food system. This narrative is a reflection of Madonna Linares ‘22's experience working with Dilmun Hill Student Farm...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
people in a field

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As Community Food Systems minors, students engage with community-based organizations to gain rich, hands-on experiences in the food system. This narrative is a reflection of Madeline Hanscom’s practicum experience with Seed to Supper. The...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
Strawberry drawing

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As Community Food Systems minors, students engage with community-based organizations to gain rich, hands-on experiences in the food system. This narrative is a reflection of Madeline Hanscom ‘22’s introduction to local food systems as a...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
Four students sit while working at Dilmun Hill Farm

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As Community Food Systems minors, students engage with community-based organizations to gain rich, hands-on experiences in the food system. This narrative is a reflection of Nick Sutera ‘22’s connection with local food systems in New York. I...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
Farm landscape

Field Note

As Community Food Systems minors, students engage with community-based organizations to gain rich, hands-on experiences in the food system. This narrative is a reflection of Nick Sutera ‘22’s practicum experience with Dilmun Hill Student Farm...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
child leads goat

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Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) and the New York State 4-H Youth Development program recently held Animal Crackers, a full-day interactive event for students aged eight and up with interest in animal science. This year’s event happened on May 7th and marked the first year of returning to entirely in-person programming. Dana Palmer, Senior Extension Associate of Cornell’s 4-H Youth Extension, reflects on this year’s successes.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
View of Shoals Marine Laboratory from the water at dusk.

Field Note

Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) is a remote field station located on Appledore Island, Gulf of Maine, jointly operated by Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire. As a leader in marine science undergraduate education, SML offers...
  • Shoals Marine Laboratory
  • Animal Science
Alina Galyon

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Animal Science undergraduate, Alina Galyon '22, was recently awarded a fellowship through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Galyon '22 shares more about the award and what it means to her.
  • Animal Science
Jessica Waltemeyer lecturing students

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Facility manager, Jessica Waltemyer oversees all the facilities for the Department of Animal Science in Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), including sites used to teach students hands-on methods of raising animals and those for large-scale research. Waltemyer also teaches courses that prepare students to become responsible and ethical leaders in the food processing industry: Meats (ANSC 3500) and Large Animal Handling (ANSC 2100). Here, she discusses her work.
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
students participating in dairy discovery

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Cornell PRO-DAIRY recently hosted Dairy Discovery, an interactive day of workshops for high school students interested in exploring careers in the dairy industry. After two years of online-only events, students were able to attend in-person...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
Woman presents at poster showcase

Field Note

Meet Nasra Ismail ’22, an undergraduate in Global Development with a commitment to develop critical health solutions for underserved communities globally. As an intern with the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office of the World Health...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Health + Nutrition
Girl in bike gear stands on top of hay

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Meet Lorelei Meidenbauer ’22, whose passion for affordable housing and social justice in the U.S. is helping create a flourishing world. From supporting rural schools in New York State through grant writing to biking across the country with Bike...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
corn field

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Joe Lawrence is the Dairy Forage System Specialist for Cornell CALS Department of Animal Science PRO-DAIRY. Here he provides insight into the research and extension work accomplished by PRO-DAIRY to evaluate the quality of feeds available on the market for dairy farmers.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science

Field Note

Did you always dream of managing greenhouses? My original career aspiration was to be a wildlife biologist, but life had different plans. I was born and raised in Nepal and came to the U.S. to go to Keuka College. While I was working on my...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
Girl paints map mural

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With a passion for sustainability and social equity, Alice Sullivan ’22 is blazing a path towards a better world. Guided by Engaged Learning experiences in Global Development, she has engaged in the struggle for farmworkers’ rights in New York...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
Club meeting screengrab

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According to statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Education in 2019, nearly 75 percent of all animal science graduates from U.S. colleges and universities were white. Cornell’s Minority Animal Science Students (MASS) club aims to address this disparity by encouraging the success of underrepresented minority students inside and outside the classroom. Started in 2016, MASS is led by student president Brandon Garcia ’23 and faculty adviser Kristan Foster Reed, assistant professor in Cornell CALS Department of Animal Science. We connected with Garcia, Reed and former board member Amanda Cheung ’21 to learn more about the club and its significance to the department.
  • Animal Science