Cornell CALS' response to COVID-19 

CALS is closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and following steps the university is taking to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our community. As part of this action, the majority of CALS offices are currently on remote work plans. Review all college communications and available resources for students, faculty and staff.

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Field Note

Meet the next generation of New York state dairy farmers: Caroline Lafferty ’23
What is your connection to dairy farming? I have been connected to dairy farming since I was born. My dad worked on the dairy right around the corner from my house, Dutch Hollow Farm. My mom also had cows at the farm and worked weekends there...
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Dairy
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Field Note

Meet the Next Generation of New York State Dairy Farmers: Emily Starceski ‘23
What is your connection to dairy farming? I grew up working on my family owned and operated farm, Finn-Star Farm. It was established in 1989 by my parents Paul and Robin Starceski. The farm is currently a 3rd generation family farm and hopefully...
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Dairy
A male student interacting with cows in a dairy barn

Field Note

Meet the next generation of New York state dairy farmers: Blake Wadsworth ‘23
What is your connection to dairy farming? I have worked on Eildon-Tweed Farm for the last 12 years. Prior to that, I worked on my father’s 50-cow dairy in Middlesex, NY. At age 5, my family moved to Oneonta, NY where my father owned a 2000-cow...
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Dairy
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Field Note

Meet the next generation of New York state dairy farmers: Cassandra Wilbur ‘23
What is your connection to dairy farming? My grandfather came to the United States from Austria around 1960 looking for work on a farm, and eventually he saved enough money to buy the family farm in Fabius. I spent the majority of my childhood...
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Dairy
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Field Note

Global Partnerships Help Armenian Farmers Adapt to Climate Change
Everything changed when I came to Cornell as a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship participant. The Humphrey Fellowship Program provides mid-career specialists from developing countries the opportunity to spend a year at Cornell University learning...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Food

News & Events

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News

Cornell Dairy helps replenish P&C Fresh milk stock
Allan Malek, manager of the East Hill Plaza store, wrote a quick email on March 14 to the Cornell Dairy Processing Plant, inquiring if it had any fluid milk and other dairy products the store could sell, alleviating some of the retailer’s...
  • Cornell Dairy Center of Excellence
  • Food
  • Beverages

News

Professors to field food industry COVID-19 queries

The remote videoconference – the first of three sessions – can be accessed here. Food science panelists will be Sam Alcaine, assistant professor; Olga Padilla-Zakour, professor; and Martin Wiedmann, the Gellert Family Professor in Food Safety...

  • Food Science
  • Food