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New Course Teaches Cutting-Edge Food Production

January 19, 2017
A new course, Hydroponic Food Crop Production and Management, teaches the principles and practices of commercial food crop production in controlled environment agriculture.

Financial Squall Ahead? Economic Forum Is Jan. 24

January 18, 2017
Buckle up your economic seat belts: Cornell's Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management will host the annual Agricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference on Jan. 24.

Microbiome Experts to Speak at World Economic Forum

January 17, 2017
Three Cornell University faculty will present big ideas on microbiome science to a gathering of influential thought leaders at the World Economic Forum Jan. 18 in Davos, Switzerland.

Decoded Microbial Metabolism Explains Biofuel Yield

January 17, 2017
Cornell professor Ludmilla Aristilde is unraveling how intricate waste biomass converts to biofuels by studying the bacterium Clostridium acetobutylicum's sugar-processing complexities.

Technology Sends Project FeederWatch Soaring at 30

January 12, 2017
The story of Project FeederWatch – a program where members track birds visiting their feeders – provides an example of how technology has helped citizen science grow bigger in unexpected ways.

Cornell's SMART Program Wins Success Story Award

December 19, 2016
Cornell's Student Multidisciplinary Applied Research Team was recognized for its impact on poor communities by earning the L.A. Potts Success Story award on Dec. 5.

Merlin Bird Photo ID Mobile App Launches

December 14, 2016
The Merlin Bird Photo ID mobile app has been launched and, thanks to machine-learning technology, can identify hundreds of North American species it “sees” in photos.

Sharon Poczter Wins Einaudi Center Grant

December 13, 2016
Sharon Poczter has won a grant from the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies for research concerned with quantifying the effects of democratization.

N.Y. Brewers, Growers Bet the Farm on Fickle Grain

December 9, 2016
The challenges of growing market-grade malting barley, paired with the rising demands of the state's three-year old farm brewery law, dominated discussion at the Southern Tier Farm Brewery Summit.

Geneva Saves Cornell Orchards' Cider Season

December 6, 2016
With the help of Cornell's New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York, cider pressed on campus is once again available to the Cornell community.

Natural Nomads, Leatherback Turtles Opt to Stay in Place

December 1, 2016
Endangered leatherback sea turtles are known for their open-ocean migratory nature and nomadic foraging habits – traveling thousands of miles. But along the Mozambique coast, sometimes they stay in place.

CALS Celebrates the Tastier Side of Science

November 29, 2016
Cornell alumni were treated to a taste of collaboration between CALS, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, and Blue Hill restaurant on Nov. 19. 

Microalgae Create Green Fuel, Reduce Food Insecurity

November 21, 2016
Taken from the bottom of the marine food chain, microalgae may soon become a top-tier contender to combat global warming, climate change and food insecurity, according to Cornell researchers in Oceanography.

Chris Barrett Named AAAS Fellow for 2016

November 21, 2016
Three faculty members - development economist Chris Barrett, mechanical engineer Sidney Leibovich and medical mycologist Dr. Thomas Walsh - have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Digital Agriculture Report Looks to Data-Driven Future

November 17, 2016
Cornell experts issued a report this week outlining the opportunities and challenges facing the state's farmers and food producers as emerging digital technologies shape the agricultural industry.