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News

Seeds of survival: Botanic Gardens honors the Black experience

The exhibition includes an outdoor plant display, audio tour and an indoor exhibit, all describing plants that are significant to the Black experience in the Americas dating back to the transatlantic slave trade.

  • Cornell Botanic Gardens
  • Agriculture
  • Nature

News

Seafaring drones soon will allow Cornell scientists to examine the abundance and distribution of forage fish – like zooplankton and shrimp – that nourish species higher on the food chain.

  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Organisms
  • Water
a plant based burger on a wooden table

News

Plant-based alternatives to beef will help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, but they could disrupt the agricultural workforce, threatening more than 1.5 million industry jobs.

  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Food
Ronnie Coffman

News

Ronnie Coffman, a pathbreaking plant breeder and scientific leader who for five decades has confronted issues of famine and food insecurity in some of the poorest and most remote places in the world, will become professor emeritus on August 16.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
Cows in a barn on a Catskill farm

News

Rising temperatures pose major challenges to the dairy industry – a Holstein’s milk production can decline 30 to 70% in warm weather – but a new Cornell-led study has found a nutrition-based solution to restore milk production during heat-stress...

  • Animal Science
  • Animals
  • Climate Change
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Events

Scott MacMillan

Seminar

Hope Over Fate: Fazle Hasan Abed and the Science of Ending Global Poverty
Perspectives in Global Development: Fall 2022 Seminar Series Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times called him “one of the unsung heroes of modern times.” Fazle Hasan Abed was a mild-mannered accountant who may be the most influential man most...
  • Global Development
  • Development
  • Department of Global Development
Student pets goat at Art of Agriculture

Exhibit

Join Sigma Alpha, professional agricultural sorority, on the Arts Quad to learn more about agriculture! Experience student groups, research labs, and agricultural outreach organizations representing a wide array of opportunities and careers in...
  • Animal Science
  • Dairy
  • Animals
Uma Lele

Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development Seminar Series: Spring 2022 The Sustainable Development Goals are off track. The prospects of the SDGs being realized by 2030 are bleak. The rapid pace of consistent decline in poverty and hunger until 2015 had...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Plants