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Sarah Dressel-Nikles '11, right with check, president of the Hudson Valley Research Laboratory board, New York State Sen. Michelle Hinchey (D-41st), left with check, and Jared Buono, director of the lab with CALS leaders, lab staff and board, and members of the New York Farm Bureau.


State invests $1M in Hudson Valley Research Lab

The Hudson Valley Research Laboratory in Highland, New York, a partnership between Cornell AgriTech and area growers, is receiving $1 million in capital funding from the state for improvements that will take the research facility into the future...

  • Hudson Valley Lab
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
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Field Note

Lauren Anderson started working with the Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) in Fall 2023 through the TST BOCES New Visions program . Anderson is now continuing with NMSP as a summer intern, working on a soil health project. Read on to...
  • Animal Science
  • Microbiology
  • Agriculture
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Cornell researchers have tested an ecological tool in the fight to control weeds in silage soybean and corn fields: adding carbon to soil in the form of sawdust and rye hay.

  • Soil
  • Crops
  • Horticulture Section
Officials break ground for the National Grape Improvement Center on June 26 at the Cornell AgriTech campus in Geneva, New York. From left: David Schulenberg, chief of staff for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning Branch; Simon Liu, administrator of the USDA Agricultural Research Service; Xochitl Torres Small, USDA deputy secretary; U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York); Christine Smart, Goichman Family Director of Cornell AgriTech and associate dean of CALS; Cornell University Provo


The National Grape Improvement Center is expected to propel innovation, foster collaboration and revolutionize grape production nationwide.

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Agriculture
  • Fruits
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Graduate research assistant Rahul Goel worked on a precision agriculture project with Cornell’s Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) alongside Subha Srinivasagan , Atkinson postdoctoral fellow. Having worked for NMSP for the 2023-24 school...
  • Animal Science
  • Crops
  • Soil
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New York Soil Health Benchmarks Webinar
Join Joseph Amsili, Debbie Aller, and Harold van Es for an in-depth webinar discussing the research and policy brief, “Soil Health Benchmarks for New York State Farms.” Explore insights into benchmarks and policy considerations, shaping the...
  • Soil
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement Global Poster Showcase


Location: Mann Library 102 Date and Time: Thursday, October 12 from 3-5 p.m. You are invited to a poster session featuring researchers from across the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement's network of Centers of Innovation. Hear...
  • school of integrative plant science
  • Plants
  • Department of Global Development


CoE Coffee, Coaching & Connections, presented by the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech, is a monthly series highlighting industry and academic leaders addressing essential topics for food, beverage...
  • Digital Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Cornell AgriTech