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Mark Buckner is a Ph.D. student working closely with Bryan Danforth, professor of entomology, to grow the public’s understanding of pollinators beyond managed honeybees — most notably on the lesser-known mason bees. This month, Danforth and...
  • Department of Entomology
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
Beginning Farmer Training Program members harvesting in a field

Field Note

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
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Zhao, who spent eight years as director of Michigan State’s Environmental Science and Policy Program, will begin his appointment at Cornell on July 1. “Jinhua is a top-notch scholar, has an excellent track record as an administrator, and...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture
  • Applied Economics
Farmers on a tractor planting chickpeas in a field

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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
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Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement boosts climate resilience, nutrition in West Africa
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement works with smallholder farmers and rural populations in West Africa to develop sustainable crop innovations that address climate change and other social challenges.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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Farmers markets and roadside stands are more successful in communities with more nonprofits, social enterprises and creative industries, according to a new study.
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture
  • Applied Economics
Quirine Ketterings standing in front of a poster outside speaking into a microphone

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The funding aims to help the U.S. dairy industry become carbon neutral while supporting farmers’ livelihoods and will measure greenhouse gas emissions at a working New York dairy.
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Planet