Cornell CALS' response to COVID-19 

CALS is closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and following steps the university is taking to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our community. As part of this action, the majority of CALS offices are currently on remote work plans. Review all college communications and available resources for students, faculty and staff.

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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
A male student interacting with cows in a dairy barn

Field Note

Meet the next generation of New York state dairy farmers: Blake Wadsworth ‘23
What is your connection to dairy farming? I have worked on Eildon-Tweed Farm for the last 12 years. Prior to that, I worked on my father’s 50-cow dairy in Middlesex, NY. At age 5, my family moved to Oneonta, NY where my father owned a 2000-cow...
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Dairy
A female student standing in a dairy plant

Field Note

Meet the next generation of New York state dairy farmers: Cassandra Wilbur ‘23
What is your connection to dairy farming? My grandfather came to the United States from Austria around 1960 looking for work on a farm, and eventually he saved enough money to buy the family farm in Fabius. I spent the majority of my childhood...
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Dairy
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Spotlight

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

News & Events

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News

Research interrupted: Lab groups find their way together
The first was how best to help her students. “Everyone is just stunned ..., obviously because of the coronavirus, but also because of their research suddenly stopping or slowing down,” said Wolfner, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Molecular...
  • Department of Entomology
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Disease
Three females and a male standing in front of a gate in a dairy barn

News

Chobani supports new generation of dairy leaders
She grew up working on her family’s farm in western New York, and now majors in animal science with a focus on dairy management. Starceski is one of four Cornell first-year students who’ve received $20,000 scholarships from Chobani to help them...
  • Animal Science
  • Food
  • Dairy