Improving the health and welfare of people and our planet

Cornell AES is vital to New York state agriculture and food security. We contribute to healthy and resilient communities, and improve the lives and well-being of people by advancing research on agriculture and food systems, the environment, applied economics, and community and individual development.

Cornell AES by the numbers


Researchers supported by Cornell AES funding annually


Research projects on farms and in greenhouses


Research farms across New York state, and 127K square feet of greenhouse space

Research farms and facilities

Cornell’s world-class research farms and plant growth facilities that are managed by Cornell AES, provide the crucial support and environments needed to move critical research from concept to commercial application.

Funding research

Cornell AES-managed Federal Capacity Funds provide vital support for important research projects in three Cornell colleges. Learn about the grant programs and the application process.

Research impacts

Find out how research supported by Cornell AES addresses a broad array of real-world problems. Read about innovative science-based solutions and promising research projects important to people, the economy, the environment and our future.

News & updates

Rick Randolph in front of trees


Cornell AES employee Rick Randolph promoted to Thompson farm manager
Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (Cornell AES) employee Rick Randolph has been chosen as the new manager of the Homer C. Thompson Vegetable Research Farm in Freeville, NY. He was selected from a pool of candidates by a...
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Freeville Research Farm
  • Agriculture
field day attendees viewing solar panels corn crop and researcher with poster


More than 140 farmers, educators, consultants and researchers viewed the latest Cornell grain and forage crop research at 2023 Musgrave Research Farm Field Day in Aurora, N.Y., August 3. “As leaders in agriculture research, it’s really important...
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Musgrave Research Farm
Rod Zeltmann standing in front of a field of pumpkins


For 50 years, Rod Zeltmann has been preparing fields, fixing equipment, helping researchers and supporting the agricultural community through his work as a field assistant at the Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center (LIHREC)...
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Long Island Research & Extension Center
  • Agriculture