Agricultural Marketing and Community Development
The Agricultural Marketing & Community Development PWT focuses on food systems work occurring across the state. Stakeholders include Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell University, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets, and other non-profits such as GrowNYC, CADE, and others.
Co-Chair(s): lw257 [at] cornell.edu (Laura Biasillo) and Todd Schmit
Aquaculture Development in NY
The Aquaculture Development in New York Program Work Team is focused on realizing the potential of sustainable aquaculture in New York.
Chair: Emma Forbes and Eugene Won
The multi-discipline arena of Digital Ag is quickly growing to include sensor technology, spatial and temporal data processing, information visualization, infield variable-rate technology, and social and economic analysis. There is a statewide need to address both the state of the technology for solving current issues in agriculture as well as exploring new and integrated technologies for future solutions.
Co-Chair(s): trb7 [at] cornell.edu (Terry Bates), jmm533 [at] cornell.edu (James Meyers)
Farm to School
The Farm to School PWT plans to create better cohesion of farm to school programming across NYS for more efficient/effective farm to school program delivery. As part of a PWT, farm to school coordinators can greatly augment their efforts through resource sharing, thus strengthening the overall farm to school program in NYS.
Co-Chairs: Cheryl Bilinski and mmt65 [at] cornell.edu (Moria Tidball)
To serve as a forum for Cornell faculty and technical staff, CCE Educators and Specialists, and industry representatives and consultants, to confer on matters related to the New York tree fruit and berry industry, including production matters, business management, pest management, and other issues related to NY's fruit industry.
Co-Chairs: Jim Eve and lms438 [at] cornell.edu (Lynn Sosnoskie )
Co-Chair(s): dgg3 [at] cornell.edu (Deb Grantham), jjm14 [at] cornell.edu (Jeffrey Miller)
The Greenhouse Horticulture PWT provides Cornell extension programming that addresses critical issues to producers of greenhouse bedding plants, flower crops, and greenhouse vegetable crops across New York. There are 615 wholesale floriculture producers in NYS producing $171 million a year in wholesale value. These operations support more than 7,000 employees.
Chair: nsm47 [at] cornell.edu (Neil Mattson)
Outreach: support Cornell related outreach efforts related to hard cider across the entire supply chain from apple nurseries to orchards to cider producers to marketing.
Co-Chair(s): mrb254 [at] cornell.edu (Mike Basedow), cjg9 [at] cornell.edu (Chris Gerling), cjk37 [at] cornell.edu (Craig Kahlke), lep67 [at] cornell.edu (Lindsay Pashow), gmp32 [at] cornell.edu (Gregory Peck), scott [at] scottramsey.net (Scott Ramsey)
Integrated Field Crop, Soil, and Pest Management
To assess the needs of stakeholders, prioritize opportunities, and to promote and facilitate applied research and extension programs on integrated field crop, soil, and pest management that increases the productivity and profitability of New York agriculture and related industries while protecting the environment for the benefit of all citizens of New York.
Recent Research & Outreach: statewide planning and applied research priorities and sponsored activities
Co-Chair(s): ll928 [at] cornell.edu (Louis Longchamps); jnt3 [at] cornell.edu (Jenn Thomas-Murphy)
Integrated Nutrient Management
This PWT consists of Cornell faculty and staff and Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators, further advised by a statewide external advisory committee that includes representatives of state agencies (NRCS, NYSDEC, NYSDAM), as well as Farm Bureau, NEDPA, SWCDs, consulting firms, industry representatives, and farmers. The goal is to partner in the development of effective and practical solutions for enhanced agriculture and environmental management.
Co-Chair(s): drd4 [at] cornell.edu (Dale Dewing), qmk2 [at] cornell.edu (Quirine Ketterings)
Integrated Pest Management
The need for pest management is universal, as are its risks. We help address pest management needs on the farm, at work or in schools, in homes, or in the community.
Research, demonstrations, education, and outreach are part of a comprehensive plan to make IPM the safe, effective pest management solution for all New Yorkers. We look for solutions that help protect the health, economic well-being, and environment of New York State.
Co-Chair(s): aac273 [at] cornell.edu (Alejandro Calixto), eml38 [at] cornell.edu (Elizabeth Lamb)
The purpose is to develop collaborations, share resources, and support the work of livestock educators across the state. We are currently in the team development phase.
Co-Chair(s): nig3 [at] cornell.edu (Nancy Glazier), bmf9 [at] cornell.edu (Betsy Hodge)
Managing Wastes: Composting and Land Application
The Managing Wastes PWT provides a mechanism through which faculty and extension educators connect with stakeholders in identifying issues, studying needs, creating education materials, and designing learning experiences that address solid waste issues and needs.
Recent Activity: Held a PWT meeting with tours, demonstrations, and networking with professionals.
Co-Chair(s): jb29 [at] cornell.edu (Jean Bonhotal), jsp10 [at] cornell.edu (Joan Petzen)
Organic Production and Marketing
To support organic producers in New York by developing and strengthening relationships among Cornell researchers, students, and extension staff and stakeholders including producers, consultants, input suppliers, and NGOs.
Recent Outreach: full-day Organic Research Symposium to showcase research projects
Chairs: afb3 [at] cornell.edu (Faye Benson), cls263 [at] cornell.edu (Crystal Courtens), bai1 [at] cornell.edu (Betsy Leonard), gmp32 [at] cornell.edu (Greg Peck); mrr232 [at] cornell.edu (Matthew Ryan), ajs32 [at] cornell.edu (Abby Seaman) and Jenn Thomas-Murphy
The Cornell Small Farms Program Work Team envisions a future where diverse and vibrant urban and rural farms build human capacity, revitalize communities, supply regional food systems, and foster ecological resilience in a changing world. We do this by helping farmers get expert assistance to facilitate all phases of small farm business development, from initial growth to optimization to maturity.
Co-Chair(s): mnl28 [at] cornell.edu (Matt LeRoux), ar47 [at] cornell.edu (Anusuya Rangarajan), vws7 [at] cornell.edu (Violet Stone)
The Urban Agriculture Program Work Team was established in 2021 to:
- Build connections by identifying existing meeting structures and familiarizing members with other extension associates working in this field.
- Offer professional development including tours of other UA projects across the State, bringing in industry and diversity, equity, and inclusion speakers
- Conduct a statewide needs assessment with growers and other stakeholders.
Co-Chairs: bsc33 [at] cornell.edu (Bonnie Collins), yg88 [at] cornell.edu (Yolanda Gonzalez), cv275 [at] cornell.edu (Caitlin Tucker)
Recent Outreach: offset staff travel costs for a professional development tour of farms and research in the Riverhead, Long Island, NY area in September of 2018
Co-Chair(s): emb273 [at] cornell.edu (Elizabeth Buck), eh528 [at] cornell.edu (Elisabeth Hodgdon), mez4 [at] cornell.edu (Marion Zuefle)
Viticulture and Enology
The Viticulture and Enology (VIEN) Program Work Team exists to support the profitable production of grapes, wine, and grape products in New York State.
The group is diverse, encompassing 20 Cornell faculty research and extension programs, 4 associated USDA-ARS research scientists, and 10 Extension Educators representing four regional grape programs. Industry input is channeled through program advisory committees for the respective extension programs.
Co-Chair(s): cjg9 [at] cornell.edu (Christopher Gerling), tem2 [at] cornell.edu (Timothy Martinson)