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Research & Impact

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Field Note

Global Partnerships Help Armenian Farmers Adapt to Climate Change
Everything changed when I came to Cornell as a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship participant. The Humphrey Fellowship Program provides mid-career specialists from developing countries the opportunity to spend a year at Cornell University learning...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Food
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Spotlight

Winter break trips celebrate 25 years of connecting students with international dairy industry
These international experiences have a powerful and lasting impact on students, shaping how they think about national and international food systems. Going into the first trip in 1996, 15 of the 42 students had never left New York state, and...
  • Dairy Fellows Program
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
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Field Note

Ali Cala: Helping New York state hemp growers manage plant pathogens
What is the focus of your research at Cornell AgriTech? Since beginning my graduate work at Cornell, I have been involved in several research projects involving various fungal pathogens of hemp. Powdery mildew in particular has emerged as a...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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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

News & Events

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Field Note

Meet the next generation of New York state dairy farmers: Caroline Lafferty ’23
What is your connection to dairy farming? I have been connected to dairy farming since I was born. My dad worked on the dairy right around the corner from my house, Dutch Hollow Farm. My mom also had cows at the farm and worked weekends there...
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Dairy
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Field Note

Meet the Next Generation of New York State Dairy Farmers: Emily Starceski ‘23
What is your connection to dairy farming? I grew up working on my family owned and operated farm, Finn-Star Farm. It was established in 1989 by my parents Paul and Robin Starceski. The farm is currently a 3rd generation family farm and hopefully...
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Dairy