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George Stack: Cultivating knowledge for New York state hemp growers
What drew you to the program at Cornell AgriTech? I first came to visit Cornell AgriTech for a field trip during my undergrad, and then I spent the summer here in 2018 as part of the Summer Scholars program. Both of those experiences made it...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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Follow your passion — advice for breaking barriers and succeeding in science
For years as a molecular biologist I was looking for work that had more meaning and impact. My passions eventually led me to work on cassava and sweet potato, which was interesting but still too lab based. There came a moment where I realized...
  • Global Development
  • Global Development

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International education opens world of possibilities

As an International Agriculture and Rural Development (IARD) undergraduate I had the chance to participate in a vast array of opportunities. Each one taught me something valuable, and all contributed to my future successes. My work on a farm in...

  • International Programs
  • Global Development
  • Global Development
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A youth-driven approach to sustainable farming in Thailand
Over the summer I spent my time working on two main projects in Thailand. Most of the work with the Yasothon farming collective revolved around aiding in the creation of a project proposal for alternative cropping for farmers, and permaculture...
  • International Programs
  • Global Development
  • Global Development
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Advice from a CALS student — ‘Be mindful. Be passionate. And be fearless.'
A unique and wonderful experience — that’s what I had this summer. I had the opportunity to work with Trickle Up, a global non-governmental organization that aims to empower those living in extreme poverty, with a program called Graduation. This...
  • Global Development
  • Global Development

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Making a splash in international agriculture

Agriculture's role as a mobilizer in emerging markets was a core theme of my undergraduate studies in International Agriculture and Rural Development (IARD). Understanding this concept allowed me not only to engage more deeply with my work but...

  • International Programs
  • Global Development
  • Global Development
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Anna Wallis: Helping protect the health of New York state’s apples
What drew you to the program at Cornell AgriTech? Apples! I’ve been working with tree fruit since I was an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, and I was previously a regional apple specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension. Not only...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

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Capitol Hill experience inspires CALS student to pursue legislative career

McBath traveled to Washington, D.C. with Jan Nyrop, director of Cornell AgriTech, Dianne Miller, senior director of federal relations, and other extension representatives from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). While there...

  • Alumna/Alumnus
  • Prospective Undergraduate Student
  • Cornell AgriTech
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Cornell students question candidates on climate change
Marc Alessi ’18, a master’s degree student in atmospheric sciences, challenged Bernie Sanders on his position that dismisses nuclear energy technology. “We’ve got a heck of a lot of nuclear waste, which … will stay around this planet for many...
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Environment
  • Climate
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Michael Rosato: Creating a more sustainable and affordable future for NY growers
What drew you to the program with Steve Reiners? I first worked in Steve Reiners’s program at the beginning of my undergraduate years as a summer technician. Steve always took the time to answer questions and helped me explore the world of...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section