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Mark Buckner is a Ph.D. student working closely with Bryan Danforth, professor of entomology, to grow the public’s understanding of pollinators beyond managed honeybees — most notably on the lesser-known mason bees. This month, Danforth and...
  • Department of Entomology
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
Beginning Farmer Training Program members harvesting in a field

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What kind of education or experience has prepared you for running the Beginning Farmer Training Program? Like many new farmers, when I got started, I was a generation removed from farming. I didn’t grow up surrounded by agriculture, but I would...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Field Crops
Group of students poses with book

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  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
  • Global Development
Lucas sitting on a horse outside

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Animal science major Lucas Walley ’24, originally from Walton, New York, is one of four CALS undergraduate students to be awarded a 2021 Chobani Scholarship.
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
  • Dairy
Rachel sitting on a stool outside holding onto a cow's bridal

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Animal science major Rachel Van Buren ’24, originally from Lowville, New York, is one of four CALS undergraduate students to be awarded a 2021 Chobani Scholarship.
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
  • Dairy
A person standing next to a baby cow outside

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Animal science major Meghan Van Althuis ’23, is a fourth-generation dairy farmer from Sherburne, New York, and one of four CALS undergraduate students to be awarded a 2021 Chobani Scholarship.
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
  • Dairy
A person standing in a barn next to dairy cows

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Animal science major Libby Swatling ’24, originally from Clifton Park, New York, is one of four CALS undergraduate students to be awarded a 2021 Chobani Scholarship.
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
  • Dairy
A man performs research in a lab.

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Rey Cotto is an entomology Ph.D. student working under Professor Ping Wang at Cornell AgriTech. He first met Wang in 2016, while he was an undergraduate at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, when he had the opportunity to come to the...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Department of Entomology
  • Agriculture
Becky handing out stickers to a room full of children

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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
Whitney Beaman headshot

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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