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
Working for a sustainable future
The challenges facing our planet and people are daunting. At Cornell AES we are passionate about creating a more resilient future. To us, sustainability is not just a concept, but an intricate part of everything we do.
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.
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
A new study finds that nest boxes of commercial eastern common bumblebees (Bombus impatiens) lead to the deaths of wild queens who are attracted to the brightly colored hives.
A Cornell researcher has completed a decades-long program to develop new varieties of tomato that naturally resist pests and limit transfer of viral disease by insects.
Maslins, or mixtures of grains planted and eaten together, have fed humans for millennia. Now nearly forgotten, they can adapt in real time to unpredictable weather and extreme weather.