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My Double Conscious Experience in the Ivy League
Inspired by his personal experience as a Black student in the Ivy League, Ben Fields ’20 analyzed how racism, micro-aggressions and human behavior contribute to the academic career of Black students. His research is not only an important...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Dara Stockton: Adapting field and lab research during the pandemic
Dara Stockton—a postdoctoral associate working in the lab of Greg Loeb, professor of entomology—researches spotted-wing drosophila (SWD), an invasive vinegar fly that reproduces in berries and other small fruit. Stockton’s research is helping...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Entomology
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Buz Barstow: Resuming research during the pandemic
In March, the pandemic put a pause on most hands-on research. Learn how Professor Buz Barstow and his team kept working on sustainable energy technologies from home and hear how his lab has changed now that campus is starting to re-open.
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Biology
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Hannah Swegarden: Using consumer research to develop better vegetables
Hannah Swegarden recently completed her Ph.D. under the direction of Phillip Griffiths, associate professor of horticulture at Cornell AgriTech. While working with Griffiths, Swegarden utilized an integrated approach to vegetable breeding geared...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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Jacob Toth: Improving hemp breeding for New York state through genetic research
What is the focus of your research at Cornell AgriTech? I am working on understanding the molecular genetics of important traits in hemp. The ultimate goal of my research is to develop molecular markers and genetics tools that will allow...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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Fowler Farms: From an orchard to all 50 states with the help of Cornell AgriTech
How have Cornell AgriTech apple varieties impacted sales at Fowler Farms? It's all about flavor and taste and Snapdragon and Ruby Frost really hit it out of the park. These Cornell AgriTech developed varieties have opened new markets for us. We...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Agriculture
  • Food
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Wegmans: Supporting the local food and agricultural economy with Cornell AgriTech
From fresh-squeezed orange juice to locally-grown broccoli, learn how Cornell AgriTech has partnered with Wegmans to bring better products to your grocery store.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Agriculture
  • Digital Agriculture
Grapes in a vineyard

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New York Wine and Grape Foundation: Cultivating wine and grape industry success with Cornell AgriTech
How has the New York state wine and grape industry grown in recent years? The industry has seen tremendous growth in the past decade as the result of liquor law changes and overall state support. In 2010, there were about 280 wineries in New...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Agriculture
  • Beverages
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Pedersen Farms: Growing vegetables for the Northeast market with Cornell AgriTech
What has it been like to work with Cornell AgriTech over the years? We’ve had a close relationship with Cornell AgriTech over the years working with faculty there ever since we started farming in 1983. Both of us had worked on the Geneva campus...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Agriculture
  • Food
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Ben Fields ’20: Big heart, bigger hopes to change the world

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Health + Nutrition