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

Hazelnuts growing on a tree


Cornell AgriTech helping crack open New York’s tree nut industry
Hazelnuts are native to New York state and eastern North America, yet the commercial market for these locally grown nuts has long remained limited. With the help of Cornell AgriTech, the New York Tree Crops Alliance is working to change that...
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Food Venture Center



Cornell AgriTech’s Summer Research Scholars Program provides hands-on research experience for undergraduate students. The goal of the program is simple but impactful: to excite students about careers in agriculture and food science. Now in its...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Department of Entomology
  • Food Science
Graduate student David Hugel poses next to hemp and grapes

Field Note

David Hugel, a graduate student in the lab of Anna Katharine Mansfield , associate director of Cornell AgriTech and associate professor of food science, has been investigating how outdoor odors affect grapes in the vineyard. Aroma is a key...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science