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Alanah Harris '27


The Chobani Scholars Program supports students who have a broad set of agricultural interests, including food and agricultural innovation. Each year since 2019, the program has selected four College of Agriculture and Life Sciences undergraduate students from New York as Chobani scholars; they receive $20,000 scholarships ($5,000 per year). Below, one of this year’s recipients, Alanah Harris ’27, an animal science major from Niagara Falls, New York, discusses how the scholarship is helping her achieve her goals.
  • Animal Science
  • Animals


Community gardeners, farmers, and advocates from across New York state gathered on April 27 for the 8th annual spring urban agriculture conference at Edison Tech High School in Rochester. The conference, organized by the Rochester Urban Ag...

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
Daniel G. Sisler holding a fish.


An anonymous donor has made a threefold gift to the Department of Global Development in honor of Sisler: a new professorship, learning fund and student hub.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Food
Rob Lynch, dairy herd health and management specialist with Cornell's Pro-Dairy program



Though the H5N1 virus, often referred to as avian influenza, is most commonly associated with poultry, this spring farms in the Midwest reported cases in dairy cattle, presenting new risks for dairy herds, and farmers who work with them. While...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension