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Cornell CALS Animal Science major, Lan Nguyen ’23, spent 56 days of her 2022 summer on an island off the coast of Maine where she completed a minor in marine biology at Shoals Marine Laboratory – a remote field station located on Appledore Island, Maine, that is jointly operated by Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire.
  • Shoals Marine Laboratory
  • Animal Science
  • Animals

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This summer, international agriculture and rural development major Jensen Njagi ’25 interned for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Conservation Biocontrol on Urban Farms in New York City project. This three-year project is designed to help urban...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
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As agriculture and food industries move further into the 21st century, there are plenty of tough decisions and uncertainty ahead. But these industries, and Cornell AgriTech, have been here together before. In its 140 years, the station has...
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Craft Beverage Institute

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During summer 2022, Daniel Kim ’23, a biological sciences major with a marine biology minor, took a course in underwater research at Shoals Marine Laboratory, a remote field station located on Appledore Island, Maine, that is jointly operated by...
  • Shoals Marine Laboratory
  • Office of Undergraduate Biology
  • Organisms

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After working in the field with New York state growers, Heck, a postdoctoral associate from Brazil working in the lab of Sarah Pethybridge, associate professor of plant pathology and plant-microbe biology, said one challenge was that too many...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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Over 2.9 million New Yorkers across the state — a third of whom are children — rely on food assistance programs. Even temporary food insecurity can be discouraging and disempowering for families — a hard lesson many learned during the height of...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
 Ainsley Fleming-Wood offers food to a child at a farmers market booth for Cornell Cooperative Extension

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For Sammi Lin ’24, who spent her summer in New York City working with urban farmers, including refugees from Burma, immigrants from East Africa and the Caribbean, and seventh-generation Americans reconnecting with agriculture, the lessons went...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Food
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During the 2021 season, Annika Rowland, a graduate student in Matthew Ryan’s Sustainable Cropping Systems Lab at Cornell University, conducted preliminary research on the use and efficacy of an inter-row mower in organic soybeans at the Musgrave...
  • Musgrave Research Farm
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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Roop Singh ’14, a climate risk advisor for the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, talks about her climate work and shares how her time in CALS laid the foundation for her career and helped her reconnect with family roots.
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Climate Change
A cover crop demo event co-hosted by the Cornell Soil Health Program and the American Farmland Trust.

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Mary Jo Dudley is the Director of the Cornell Farmworker Program and a faculty member in the Department of Global Development. In this episode of "Extension Out Loud," Dudley recalls the history of the Cornell Farmworker Program and shares some...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Summer is a great time to be on the water. For this episode of Extension Out Loud we talked with David White, of New York Sea Grant, about the basics of boating safety. Learn how you can help insure a safe and family-friendly experience on the...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
CCE Master Gardeners

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Ashley Helmholdt is the adult program leader, extension associate, Seed to Supper coordinator, and Master Gardener Volunteer Program support lead for Cornell Garden-Based Learning, which provides horticulture educators with inspiring, research...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension

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Cornell atmospheric science student Jacob Feuerstein '23 helped the local National Weather Service office in Binghamton, N.Y., survey and identify a tornado that impacted the nearby town of Dryden, N.Y. Jacob recounts how he identified the tornado, by both watching the radar in real time and embarking on an unofficial survey after the event.
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Environment
  • Nature
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The free app from Cornell Lab of Ornithology identifies the sounds of more than 400 species from the U.S. and Canada, even when multiple birds are singing at the same time.
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Environment

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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
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What trends are we seeing in Extension work nationally and how are state Extension systems rising to meet needs highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic? Dr. Caroline Crocoll Henney, executive director of the national Cooperative Extension System, joins the Extension Out Loud podcast to discuss these questions and the history of the Cooperative Extension System in the latest episode of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s “Leading through Extension” podcast series.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
Kimberly Kopko

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In the early days of Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology, Extension educators traveled around the state in demonstration trains to engage directly with families, especially farm wives, in their homes. Today, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Associate Director Kimberly Kopko is reimagining ways to meet families where they are with more portable parenting models that bring learning opportunities to spaces where families already get together, including schools, community and health centers, and, when necessary, online.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
Professor Scott Peters

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Historian and professor Scott Peters has dedicated over two decades to examining the dynamic relationships that scientists, scholars, and extension educators at land-grant universities have with the communities they serve.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Under Anu Rangarajan’s direction, the Cornell Small Farms Program builds networks and cultivates relationships among new, aspiring, and longtime farmers across the state. During the past year, when staying connected feels harder than ever...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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In this episode of “Extension Out Loud,” a podcast by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE), Andy Turner, director of New York State 4-H Youth Development, shares how the program’s holistic, positive youth development approach is designed to...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension