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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
  • 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
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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
Jian Hua checking on Arabidopsis plants

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Jian Hua is a professor in the Plant Biology Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science. Her discoveries of how temperature and other environmental factors affect plant growth and immune response provide fundamental guidance for...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
A ruby-throated hummingbird spreads its wings.

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Research at Cornell in fruit IPM has created solutions that, in some cases, have erased the need for pesticide applications. I work with CALS faculty and CCE educators to deliver IPM solutions to the fruit industry. I truly stand on the...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
Cheryl Bilinski

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Can you share a quote or saying that reflects the work you do?  Novelist and farmer Wendell E. Berry said, “Eating is an agricultural act.” This quote means different things to different people, but to me, it aptly and succinctly reinforces the...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Health + Nutrition
Leadership development group receives training outdoors

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LeadNY Executive Director Larry Van De Valk reflects on the value of leadership development and professional training as the 35 year old program recruits its 19th class. LeadNY is for committed leaders in the agriculture and food industries who...
  • Department of Global Development
Gymnasium set up as vaccine site

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Community partnerships work! In the spring of 2021, Cornell University Cooperative Extension – New York City (CUCE-NYC) has been connecting the Community Healthcare Network with the community engagement team at Weill Cornell Medicine's Clinical and Translational Sciences Center (CTSC) so that medical students could volunteer with community-based vaccination clinics.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Health + Nutrition
Weill Cornell Medical College

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How did your Cornell CALS experience support your personal and professional goals? CALS is defined by the electricity and interplay between all the disciplines it houses. When I first started at Cornell, I felt like a cookie-cutter pre-med...
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Health + Nutrition
Julie Raway picking greens in a large garden

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Julie Raway is a registered dietitian with Broome Tioga BOCES Food Services, a farm to school chair of the New York School Nutrition Association, and a leader of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm to School Program Work Team.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Health + Nutrition