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.

Success through difference

Whether you are a current or prospective faculty member, staff or graduate student, we value talent from all genders, backgrounds, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, and religious beliefs. And we are passionate about working with diverse members of the New York state food and agriculture communities.

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Making a positive impact

Recent insights, breakthroughs, news and other Cornell AgriTech stories

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News

Produce Safety Alliance offers training in new languages
“We have farmers in this country and globally who provide fruits and vegetables to US consumers and they need training in other languages,” said Elizabeth Bihn, director of the Produce Safety Alliance, a cooperative agreement between Cornell...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
  • Agriculture
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Report guides food, ag entrepreneurs; $1M contest opens
The report, titled A Call for Innovation: New York’s Agrifood System, seeks to foster regionalization and diversity in these industries by offering evidence-based recommendations and guidance to aspiring entrepreneurs in agriculture, food...
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Agriculture
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Institute for Food Safety to offer first in-state FDA training
New York state is ranked second in the nation for food processing, according to the USDA Economic Research Service, and collaborations between the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYS AGM), the Food and Drug Administration...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science