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.

Making a positive impact

Recent insights, breakthroughs, news and other Cornell AgriTech stories

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Going remote: Food science students find new ways to support industry partners
With the help of Bruno Xavier, senior extension associate at the Cornell Food Venture Center, students in Food Science 4000 were able to translate virtual education challenges into an opportunity to think outside of the box. Thanks to student ingenuity, members of the food industry were able to find solutions for a variety of production challenges.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
  • Food
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Field Note

Bringing AgriTech's applied chemical ecology lab home
When Cornell AgriTech began implementing social distancing strategies and closing lab spaces in March, research associate Camila Filgueiras and her lab group wondered how they could maintain critical projects while making sure they minimized the use of lab spaces and contact with other researchers. Their solution was to move part of the lab to Filgueiras' basement, which has conditions that are perfect for the research of entomopathogenic nematodes.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Department of Entomology
  • Entomology


State Integrated Pest Management welcomes new director

Alejandro Calixto became director of New York State Integrated Pest Managment (NYSIPM) at Cornell AgriTech in may. Calixto brings experience with the Land Grant system and mission from extension and research appointments in the Texas A&M University System focused on ecology and management of urban and agricultural insect pests. His expertise will be an asset to growers across New York state.

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  • Cornell Cooperative Extension