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Grow-NY startups pioneer food and ag innovations
From fully autonomous berry harvesters to plant-based lupini bean protein bars, the startups competing for $3 million in prize money at this year’s Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Competition are bringing revolutionary innovations to market.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Entomology
A man deploying a sound recorder in the rainforest

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ELP researchers, in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society, use remote recording units to capture the entire soundscape of a Congolese rainforest. Their targets are vocalizations from endangered African forest elephants, but they...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Environment
A right whale breaches the surface

News

Without improving its management, the right whale populations will decline and potentially become extinct in the coming decades, according to a Cornell- and University of South Carolina-led report in the Sept. 1 journal Oceanography. “Most of...
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Animals
  • Environment
A white-necked jacobin hummingbird on a branch

News

New research on the glittering white-necked jacobin hummingbird reveals nearly 20% of the species’ adult females have male-like plumage. Why? To dodge bullies and get better access to food, according to new Cornell research.
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Behavior
Chloe Chavez standing with a cow outside a barn

News

Starting this fall, students can choose the new minor, which takes a multidisciplinary approach to help students understand the broad role of ag and food systems in feeding humans and impacting the natural environment.
  • Animal Science
  • Food Science
  • Agriculture
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four youth in dairy barn

Workshop

Youth Dairy Judging Contest
Entry for the Youth Dairy Judging competition is now open! The contest will be held on September 2nd during the colored-breed week during the New York State Fair. Registration is required and it is open to any New York youth ages 8 to 19 using...
  • Animal Science
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Youth and Families
Clinical research in the pet food industry: From OTC to therapeutic diets

Seminar

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Clinical research in the pet food industry: From OTC to therapeutic diets Speaker: Dr. Brittany Vester Boler, Nestle Purina Come and join via Zoom, Friday 04-30-2021 from 11:20 to 12:10.
  • Animal Science
  • Health + Nutrition
  • dogs
Different animals

Workshop

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Animal Crackers 2021 “All Creatures Great and Small” to take place virtually via Zoom on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during the month of May. There will be 8 sessions. Each session will begin at 6 pm and will last approximately 45-60 minutes...
  • Animal Science
  • Youth and Families
  • Animals