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  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Soil
Xochitl Torres Small sitting in front of a room of people in Stocking Hall and talking

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USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small met with members of the Cornell community to discuss critical challenges facing rural areas such as climate change, food supply chain instability and access to resources.
  • Development

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  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Rachel Bezner Kerr in Malawi

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Engaging with small-scale farmers in Malawi has given energy to Rachel Bezner Kerr’s work on the 2022 IPCC report on climate change.
Meredith Holgerson, Jillian Goldfarb and Scott Steinschneider

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Three faculty at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) were among 11 Cornell assistant and associate professors who have recently received National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Awards. Over the next five...
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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Professor Emeritus Norman Scott and his wife, Sharon, have endowed a professorship that will support transdisciplinary, innovative research and teaching in food, agriculture and life sciences.

  • Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Agriculture
Girl in bike gear stands on top of hay

Field Note

Meet Lorelei Meidenbauer ’22, whose passion for affordable housing and social justice in the U.S. is helping create a flourishing world. From supporting rural schools in New York State through grant writing to biking across the country with Bike...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Rachel Bezner Kerr in Malawi

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In a global cautionary tale, the UN’s IPCC has a new climate change report written by Cornell’s Rachel Bezner Kerr and 270 others, to pull our planet from dire environmental ruin.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Climate Change
A view of the 3D model of Red Hook Farm in Brooklyn, New York, featuring a processing shed and high tunnels for vegetable production

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Cornell researchers have created the most advanced virtual reality urban farm tour ever made, an online learning experience that promises to transport urban and rural farmers to New York City’s Red Hook Farms without ever leaving home.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section

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  • Agriculture
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Soil

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  • School of Integrative Plant Science
Oliva Godber

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Olivia Godber is a postdoctoral research associate, leading the Dairy Sustainability Key Indicators Project in Cornell CALS Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP). Tasked with the mission to examine dairy farms’ environmental footprints...
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Field Crops
Scientists stocks growth chamber with experimental rice crops

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The Beijing Declaration in 1995 set the global development agenda for gender equality across sectors, including agriculture. Since then, gender training has been a central approach for gender integration in agricultural development. Yet in the...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
Chickens outside of a chicken coop

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Since the beginning of 2022, over 450 cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza have been identified in U.S. wild bird populations. Cases in backyard and commercial poultry flocks are on the rise, and it’s important now more than ever to keep...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
milkweed

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Researchers have identified a species of milkweed that holds promise for planting on roadsides to improve conservation habitat for migrating monarch butterflies.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Entomology
  • Environment
A group sits outside near a tree

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While training courses remain a central focus to the Gender-responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) program, towards the end of 2021 GREAT training courses were complemented by a call for research proposals for...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
Instructor Marc Goebel and students standing outside in a river while talking

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Instructors Marc Goebel and Kira Treibergs work to ensure that students in Introductory Field Biology (NTRES 2100) have a collaborative learning experience. Student teams build confidence through collaborating on field research and learning to read the landscape.
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Environment
  • Nature
Doctoral student Yi Sang, left, and Olivia Pietz ’22 prepare water samples at the Ithaca City reservoir, as Professor Matt Reid observes the work

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To help the Ithaca Water Treatment Plant, engineering students have created a way to help predict concentrations of manganese in the city’s reservoir.
  • Water
  • Natural Resources
  • Health + Nutrition
Lowe family portrait.

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The Donna and Dennis Lowe Scholarship will support CALS undergraduates with financial need as part of the university’s To Do the Greatest Good capital campaign.
  • Biology
Amazon river

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Biologist Alex Flecker and computer scientist Carla Gomes co-led a project that employed AI and around 40 researchers in an attempt to determine optimal placement of around 350 hydropower dams in the Amazon river basin.
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Biology