Jan Nyrop, Director of Cornell AgriTech: Cornell AgriTech is the preeminent center for food and agriculture research and education and a vital part of Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Food and agriculture are multi-billion dollar industries for the New York state economy. Research, innovation, and development are essential to the continued success of these industries, and Cornell AgriTech is strategically positioned to play a lead role. We are Cornell AgriTech. We grow things. We grow fruits, vegetables and the industries they support. Our expert faculty, staff and students conduct groundbreaking, interdisciplinary food and plant research in laboratories, greenhouses and 900 acres of fields, orchards, and vineyards. We grow new techniques and new technologies. For over 100 years, our innovations have propelled new economic development and delivered practical solutions that help farmers and businesses thrive. We grow knowledge. We educate the best up and coming minds in our fields so that they can lead the next wave of breakthroughs. We translate our research into information, training, and education, support the farmers and entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow. We work together across disciplines to reimagine the future of food and agriculture systems. We are Cornell AgriTech, and we're growing a healthier population, economy and environment for New York State and the world. Grow with us.