In the Media

How Each of Us Can Prepare for the Next Pandemic

Cornell Cooperative Extension Assistant Director Keith Tidball co-authored an article for Scientific American on Cooperative Extension's long history of teaching readiness and survival skills--and how with more funding they could help communities prepare for future outbreaks.

A man sitting at a table wearing head phones and talking into a microphone
Beginning Farmer Training Program members harvesting in a field

Field Note

Preparing the next generation of beginning and aspiring farmers
What kind of education or experience has prepared you for running the Beginning Farmer Training Program? Like many new farmers, when I got started, I was a generation removed from farming. I didn’t grow up surrounded by agriculture, but I would...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Field Crops
Purple flowers in Minns Gardens add a pop of color along Tower Road.


Twenty faculty and professional staff members in four of Cornell’s state contract colleges have been selected for the 2020–21 State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. This year, for the first time, all nominees put forth by Cornell won awards.
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  • Food Science
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
A turquoise tiny house on wheels


But inside, where tiny home builders would typically tuck away hidden storage and multi-use furniture, are a variety of energy-saving innovation demonstrations, turning it into a mobile education and outreach station. Owned and operated by the...
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  • Behavior
  • Communication
Farmers on a tractor planting chickpeas in a field


A Schuyler County-Cornell pilot project could help New York farmers diversify their crops and give regional food manufacturers a cost-effective source for the popular legume.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
Eduardo González leads a DEI workshop for CCE


On May 31, 2020, as the country wrestled with the tragic murder of George Floyd, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Director Chris Watkins sent an email imploring staff across the state to more fully embody the principles of equity and...
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