Research, innovation and development are essential to the continued success of the food and agriculture industries of New York state and beyond.

We are committed to furthering our over 130 years of scientific discovery and continuing to drive economic development and deliver practical solutions for farmers and businesses. We are growing a healthier population, economy and environment for New York state and the world, and we welcome you to grow with us.

Our mission is to create future food and agriculture systems by working across disciplines to explore questions from all sides and translate our discoveries into practical solutions that help growers and businesses thrive.

Our purpose is to improve the health of the people, environment and economy of New York state and beyond through innovative food and agricultural science.

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Recent insights, breakthroughs, news and other Cornell AgriTech stories

Graduate students Danielle Heaney and April Huang pose with cucumbers they are preparing for research at the High Pressure Processing Validation Center.

Field Note

Danielle Heaney: Producing the perfect pickle
Danielle Heaney, a graduate student in the lab of Olga Padilla-Zakour, interim director of Cornell AgriTech and director of the Cornell Food Venture Center (CFVC), has been working to improve an American consumer favorite: pickles. Collaborating...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Food Venture Center
  • Food Science
A jar of Amish shiitake mushroom sauce on a table with a plate and other food packaging surrounding it.


With Cornell's help, an Amish farmer grows shiitake mushrooms and solves his financial woes, and an entrepreneur and a chef, both from China, use the mushrooms for a sauce that is now on the market.

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Cornell Food Venture Center
A woman wearing a white lab coat and hair net holding two bottles of milk.


Leslie Woodward founded Edenesque with the same mantra she followed during her two-decade career as a chef in some of New York’s finest restaurants – source ingredients locally and make high-quality foods that are delicious and good for you...
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Food Venture Center