Back

Discover CALS

See how our current work and research is bringing new thinking and new solutions to some of today's biggest challenges.

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
|
By Melissa Jo Hill
Even before the mandate that all New Yorkers wear a mask when in public and unable to adhere to social distancing guidelines, CCE and 4-H groups across the state were springing into action, sewing masks for essential workers.

The NYS 4-H Mask Task centralizes those efforts and calls upon all New Yorkers to get involved in crafting cloth masks for our communities in need.

4-Hers, clubs, and volunteers across the CCE system can get involved, whether through sewing or fashioning no-sew masks, donating fabric and supplies, or just spreading the word and sharing in the gratitude for all essential workers who are helping to keep us safe at home.

CCE offices throughout New York are collecting and distributing the masks to essential workers and community members. The goal is #flattenthecurve and make a difference in the community.

Learn more and get involved.

Keep Exploring

Gael Pressoir in field

News

Centers of Innovation announced with goal to develop improved crops worldwide
The CoIs will act as regional hubs for crop improvement, driving tools, technologies and methods that will target crops that are essential for food security in a range of environments, cropping systems and key stakeholders. Each CoI will be...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
harvested eggplant

News

New mobile app provides lifeline for farmers growing Bt eggplant
The new app “Btbegun” provides farmers, extension professionals, field officers, policymakers, seed suppliers and other stakeholders with the most current information about Bt eggplant — a genetically engineered variety resistant to a ravenous...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section