Student Programs

In order to support the future of food and agriculture, our expert faculty educate the best up-and-coming minds, so that they can lead the next wave of breakthroughs. We translate our research into information, training and education to build a foundation for students to one day support the farmers and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. 

Like faculty on the Geneva campus, graduate student research is very purpose-driven with the goal of enriching food and agriculture through new discoveries. In order to make important research findings, graduate students perform hands on research in our fields, labs and greenhouses and often have the opportunity to extend their knowledge to producers and processors across New York state. 

Many of our graduate students go on to lead successful careers at academic, policy, farm and food institutions across the U.S. and world. We take great pride in being a part of their journey.

Undergraduate opportunity

Summer Scholars Research Program

We offer a Summer Research Scholars Program where undergraduate students participate in exciting research projects in one of three disciplines including: 

  • Entomology
  • Horticulture/Plant Breeding
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology

The student interns have the opportunity to work with faculty, their graduate students, postdocs, and staff on research projects that can be laboratory or field-based. 

Male graduate student and female summer scholar perform lab work.