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Spotlight

Winter break trips celebrate 25 years of connecting students with international dairy industry
These international experiences have a powerful and lasting impact on students, shaping how they think about national and international food systems. Going into the first trip in 1996, 15 of the 42 students had never left New York state, and...
  • Dairy Fellows Program
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
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Spotlight

New variety challenges ‘Jaded’ attitudes to green tomatoes
The new variety, dubbed Jaded, was developed by Phillip Griffiths, associate professor of horticulture at Cornell Agritech, who bred it from four heirloom tomato varieties. The green cherry is on sale now through local organic seed company...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Horticulture Section
  • Fruits
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Field Note

Food science startup harnesses the power of fermentation
Recent studies indicate that bioactive peptides, organic substances formed by amino acids and joined by covalent bonds known as amide or peptide bonds, may play a significant role in human health, particularly in the digestive, endocrine...
  • Food Science
  • Food
  • Beverages
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Spotlight

The sweet side of science, modified
Science communication comes in many shapes, sizes and now tastes, thanks to an eye-catching food truck that encourages scientists to talk with the public about food security and genetic modification.
  • Food
  • Global Development
  • Genetics

News & Events

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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