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Research & Impact

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Field Note

The business case for investing in leadership training
LeadNY Executive Director Larry Van De Valk reflects on the value of leadership development and professional training as the 35 year old program recruits its 19th class. LeadNY is for committed leaders in the agriculture and food industries who...
  • Department of Global Development
Professor Scott Peters



Leading Through Extension: Experimenting Together
Historian and professor Scott Peters has dedicated over two decades to examining the dynamic relationships that scientists, scholars, and extension educators at land-grant universities have with the communities they serve.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Group of Malawian farmers pose for picture in a field


A farmer-led approach to food justice

  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
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Report guides food, ag entrepreneurs; $1M contest opens
The report, titled A Call for Innovation: New York’s Agrifood System, seeks to foster regionalization and diversity in these industries by offering evidence-based recommendations and guidance to aspiring entrepreneurs in agriculture, food...
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Agriculture
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News & Events

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Meet Jack Elstner '21: Advancing research in oceanography and climate change
These experiences had a lasting impact on him — imparting both the beauty and value of marine ecosystems and the ways in which these resources are exploited. “Even from a young age, I saw how we currently live in a world undergoing massive...
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biology
  • Environment
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New Model for Research Co-Production Speeds Knowledge to Impact on Natural Resource Management
David M. Lodge, the Francis J. DiSalvo Director of Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and faculty member in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (CALS), helped overcome these issues in order to reduce the introduction...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Biology