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The Office of Marketing and Communications services CALS faculty, staff and students by providing news and feature coverage of research, teaching and extension and outreach news. We write and edit a wide variety of content for the Cornell Chronicle as well as our college-wide publications, websites and social media platforms.

We coordinate with the Cornell Office of Media Relations to distribute news releases and tip sheets for reporters and other entities. We also assist journalists who request information or interviews of CALS' personnel.

If you are a member of the media seeking to contact a CALS researcher, staff member or student, please contact Samara Sit, associate dean, Office of Marketing and Communications.

Latest from the CALS Newsroom

A new study showed that by following action thresholds to determine when to apply insecticides to control onion thrips, farmers made 2.3 fewer applications per season while maintaining yields and bulb size.


A surprise finding from new research on controlling pests and disease in New York commercial onion fields will enable the state’s producers to cut their use of synthetic chemicals without sacrificing yield.

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Agriculture
  • Entomology
Wheat design with colorful shapes


  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
Blake holds hand out to cow

Field Note

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
people in a field



This update by Kirsten Workman, PRO-DAIRY Nutrient Management and Environmental Sustainability Specialist, and Quirine Ketterings, Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program,was released in the July issue of PRO-DAIRY's e-Leader newsletter...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science