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Research & Impact

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Field Note

George Stack: Cultivating knowledge for New York state hemp growers
What drew you to the program at Cornell AgriTech? I first came to visit Cornell AgriTech for a field trip during my undergrad, and then I spent the summer here in 2018 as part of the Summer Scholars program. Both of those experiences made it...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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CALS propels Cornell's climate change research
Of course, there has always been occasional mixing, as animals and underwater waves move through the lake. But global warming is driving a bigger wedge between Lake Tanganyika’s warm and cool water zones. As the surface warms at an accelerating...
  • Atkinson Center
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Natural Resources
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An unconventional quest to change the future of food
In fact, she didn’t have a specific plan at all. Just a desire to solve problems, and a willingness to listen. Much of Africa’s current economy is focused on mining or trade. But Adelman wanted to grow businesses that would create jobs for youth...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Food


How is Cornell helping New York state's craft beverage industry?
On tap are an array of beers crafted with New York state ingredients: Seeds of Love and Outrage, Backroad Odysseys, and Lazy Lollygagger, an ale that spotlights the flavor of cherries and lemon-thyme. Owner Jason Sahler knows his way around a...
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
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Cornell support for NY farmworkers wins national recognition
The C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award, which includes $20,000, was announced Nov. 10 at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) annual meeting in San Diego. “We applaud Cornell for its comprehensive...
  • Agriculture

News & Events


Experiential learning program celebrates 20 years in India
That question was answered over two weeks in January, as she and 17 other Cornell students – along with a nearly equal number of Indian students – traversed nearly 1,000 miles across India as part of coursework for the International Agricultural...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
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Top ag schools joining forces at Cornell digital ag hackathon
The tools of technology can help develop innovative solutions, but it’s too big a task to tackle alone. This year, students and faculty from the world’s five leading agricultural universities, including Cornell, will spend three days learning...
  • Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture
  • Agriculture
  • Digital Agriculture