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

Sarah Dressel-Nikles '11, right with check, president of the Hudson Valley Research Laboratory board, New York State Sen. Michelle Hinchey (D-41st), left with check, and Jared Buono, director of the lab with CALS leaders, lab staff and board, and members of the New York Farm Bureau.


State invests $1M in Hudson Valley Research Lab

The Hudson Valley Research Laboratory in Highland, New York, a partnership between Cornell AgriTech and area growers, is receiving $1 million in capital funding from the state for improvements that will take the research facility into the future...

  • Hudson Valley Lab
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
Officials break ground for the National Grape Improvement Center on June 26 at the Cornell AgriTech campus in Geneva, New York. From left: David Schulenberg, chief of staff for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning Branch; Simon Liu, administrator of the USDA Agricultural Research Service; Xochitl Torres Small, USDA deputy secretary; U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York); Christine Smart, Goichman Family Director of Cornell AgriTech and associate dean of CALS; Cornell University Provo


The National Grape Improvement Center is expected to propel innovation, foster collaboration and revolutionize grape production nationwide.

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Agriculture
  • Fruits
A hand pouring a bottle of wine into a wine glass


Piquette, an ancient French beverage made of upcycled grape pomace, gets a New York state spin with the addition of dairy byproducts.

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
  • Beverages