The Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) works with farmers, farm advisors and state agencies to conduct research and advise on the nutrient management of field crops across New York State. This summer, the program welcomed Dairy Sustainability and Precision Agriculture interns, who were mentored by Postdoctoral Associates, the team's Crop and Data Specialist, a PhD student, and Cornell Cooperative Extension specialist Janice Degni. We sat down with students before and after the summer to document their growth!
Meet the Dairy Sustainability Team
Molly Mueller ’25 and Will Salamone ’22 had the chance to work with Field Crops Specialist, Janice Degni and NMSP Postdoctoral Researcher, Olivia Godber. Katie Bishop ’23 joined the Dairy Sustainability Team as well, working with Olivia Godber and Cayuga Milk Ingredients. Throughout the summer, the interns explored extension practices, improved their communication skills with farmers and learned the different nutrient management tools and techniques commonly used by farmers in the field.
Meet the Precision Agriculture Team
Ibtida Ahmed ’24, Julianna Lee ’24, Nicholas Paschall ’24, and Shirley Zhang ’23 worked with Crop and Data Specialist, Manuel Marcaida III and Postdoctoral Researcher, Sunoj Shajahan. The team worked with sensor-generated crop yield data and improved their data analytics skills using corn and soybean yield data supplied to them by farmers.
Caroline Stamm ’24 is an Animal Science major and student writer for the Cornell CALS Department of Animal Science.
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