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Food News

Man holds a fresh salmon.

News

New program to speed salmon breeding
Breeding Insight, a new program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through Cornell University, will share latest tools with breeders in the U.S.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
Two people exchanging money at a farmers market

News

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
Food storage facility roll-up doors.

News

Placing rodent traps and bait stations based on rat and mouse behavior could protect the food supply more effectively than the current standard of placing them set distances apart, a new Cornell-led study has found.
  • Animals
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition
Quirine Ketterings standing in front of a poster outside speaking into a microphone

News

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
Leah Nandudu stands outside in a cassava field

Field Note

NextGen Cassava Fellow Leah Nandudu is applying her passion for plant science to improve lives for smallholder cassava farmers around the world.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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Events

A truck dumps Cornell dining hall food waste at the university’s composting facility

Webinar

NYS Food Scraps Recycling Law - Opportunities and Challenges for On-Farm Use
The New York State Food Donation and Food Scrap Recycling Act will go into effect on January 1, 2022. This webinar will discuss various ways farms can utilize the potential availability of food waste through animal feed, composting, anaerobic...
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
  • Dairy
Cornell University Dairy Science (CUDS) club

Webinar

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In this seminar series hosted by the Cornell University Dairy Science Club, we will have the opportunity to hear from industry professionals regarding various topics in the dairy industry. All students are welcome to join, and there will be a Q...
  • Animal Science
  • Dairy
The 2019 Chobani Scholars (from left to right) Blake Wadsworth '23, Emily Starceski '23, Caroline Lafferty '23, and Cassandra Wilbur '23, interact with cows at the Cornell University Dairy Research Center

Workshop

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The annual Dairy Discovery program provides New York youth with fun, science-oriented learning experiences on dairy production and management topics aimed at youth 14 to 19 years of age. This year, we are offering a virtual workshop each...
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Dairy
  • Youth and Families