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Hands holding a bunch of red beets with the greens attached.

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VM Agritech has spent the last five years developing Curezin, a broad-spectrum, copper-and-zinc-based fungicide that thanks to its unique chemistry, won’t lead to pathogenic resistance. When in-vitro testing by the University of Exeter showed...
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
Outside the St. Marks Veterinary Hospital.

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This summer, I shadowed at St. Marks Veterinary Hospital, working with Dr. Rebecca Kurtzman ’12, DVM ’17, Medical Director, and a wonderful team. The experience gave me a first-hand look into vet work and reinforced my commitment to pursuing...
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
Student hosts workshop in computer lab

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Each year, high school students from around New York State gather at Cornell University to explore ways they can help develop real-world solutions to the greatest challenges in agriculture and food systems. At the 2022 New York Youth Institute...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Global Development
Men work in field

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Public plant breeding programs play a central role in tackling local food security challenges around the world, but how can we be sure that they are operating effectively and optimally at the institutional level? In this blog series, the Feed...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development

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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
A bottle of alcohol-free rum, with "Seir Hill" written on front.

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  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture

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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
Two women engage in research in Xinjiang, China

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Meet Ding Fei, a new senior research associate and lecturer in the Department of Global Development. As a development and economic geographer with a regional focus in East Asia and Africa, Fei studies the political economy of development, global...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Meet Aubryn Sidle, Ph.D. ’22, a new lecturer in the Department of Global Development. A former NGO executive focused on girls’ empowerment in East and Southern Africa, Aubryn has deep experience in program design, policy and evaluation centered...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Blake holds hand out to cow

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Blake Nguyen is a lecturer in the Cornell CALS Department of Animal Science and the director of Teaching Dairy Barn at the College of Veterinary Medicine. We sat down with Nguyen to learn more about his experiences in the role.
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
Livestock Pavillion

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  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
Group sits for Thanksgiving dinner

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Each year, mid-career professionals from around the world come to Cornell as part of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, building on their skills as leaders in public service across agriculture, rural development and natural resources...
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Each year, mid-career professionals from around the world come to Cornell as part of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, building on their skills as leaders in public service within agriculture, rural development and natural resources...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Climate Change
Group poses for photo in front of tree

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Each year, mid-career professionals from around the world come to Cornell as part of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, building on their skills as leaders in public service within agriculture, rural development and natural resources...
  • Department of Global Development

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Sisters Tracy Luckow and Lori Gitomer say their one-of-a-kind whipped cream will disrupt the whipped cream industry.
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
Headshot of Mark Scoville. Man standing on stairs with white background, wearing short-sleeved black polo shirt.

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Mark Scoville joined the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech in June 2022, bringing with him over three decades of food manufacturing knowledge and experience.
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
Girl works in garden

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Meet Sammi Lin ’24, an undergraduate in Global Development who is on a mission to advance food security with local communities across the Americas. Locally, Sammi has engaged with food security challenges as an intern and researcher with Cornell...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
student cuddles with lambs

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Catherine Andreadis ’22 is a recent graduate and former Science Communications Assistant for the Cornell CALS Department of Animal Science. She is off to an exciting start with a career in STEM, pursuing a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to her graduation, we sat down with Catherine to learn about her experiences in the role and future pursuits.
  • Animal Science
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Agriculture

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For the past four years, the Chobani Scholars Program has supported students from dairy farming backgrounds who are pursuing careers in dairy. This year, with its new focus on supporting historically underserved students who have a broad set of...

  • Animal Science
  • Food Science
  • Dairy

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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