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

Cows in a barn


$4.3M grant to develop farm of the future tech

Cutting-edge, data-driven agricultural technologies and precision management strategies designed for the farm of the future will be developed, evaluated and demonstrated, thanks to a four-year, $4.3 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant.

  • Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Animal Science
Brianna Green stands outside a representative’s office

Field Note

How did you become a NY CARET Delegate? NY CARET Delegate opportunities are awarded to agricultural producers, commodity leaders, agribusiness leaders, state and local officials, consumers, scientists, and members of agriculture advisory boards...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Animal Science

Field Note

Meet Eli Newell ‘24, an undergraduate in global development who seeks to boost environmental health by using a key ingredient that is readily available – urine. Under the mentorship of Rebecca Nelson, professor in the Department of Global...
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development