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
Phillip Griffiths, a Cornell plant breeder, has developed an unusual tomato – with yellow flesh and an oblong shape that prompted its fans to name it “Yellow Submarine.”
Cornell Cooperative Extension is helping New York state farmers learn how to grow rice, a potentially lucrative crop that can thrive on flood-prone land as a hedge against climate change.