Of special interest

Organic certification class listen to farmer in high tunnel filled with lettuces

Organic is an increasingly important engine of growth for New York's farmers, large and small. This portal to organic resources at Cornell serves farmers, gardeners, agricultural and extension educators and all others interested in organic production systems.

Farmer field day group looking at field of barley.

Our Field Crops website is for corn, forage, small grain, and soybean producers. Provides comprehensive information on each crop along with recommendations, a newsletter and more.

Soil painting showing three racially diverse women dancing in a field with baskets of corn, beans and squash

Creativity drives our work and enriches our lives in the community of students, staff, faculty and friends of the School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS). To explore how we can strengthen the ties between art and science and take advantage of synergies between the two, we've launched the Art of SIPS Working Group.

Industrial hemp growing in greenhouse

New York State is poised to become a major producer of industrial hemp, providing healthy hempseed oil and grain food products, fiber for textiles, building materials, and other uses, and medicinally active compounds that potentially offer health benefits to people and animals.

Researchers examining hops vines in hopyard

Hops have returned to New York! Spurred on by the growth of the craft brewing industry across the U.S., and the recent New York Farm Brewery legislation, the region that in the late 19th century was the nation’s leading producer of hops has again started to see hop yards in production.

Hydroponic lettuce with roots dangling from support.

CEA is an advanced and intensive form of hydroponically-based agriculture. Learn more about the advanced lighting and environmental control systems that make these systems more efficient and sustainable.

Watercolor painting detail of yellow rose.

Because we believe learning by doing is key, these online courses in botanical illustration, permaculture, organic gardening and garden design feature practical, hands-on activities.

Farmer on tractor  with high tunnel greenhouse in background

The Cornell Small Farms Program offers a suite of more than 20 online courses, primarily taught by Cornell Cooperative Extension educators, to help farmers improve their technical and business skills

soil health lab logo

Our pioneering lab provides the gold standard in soil health assessment: a battery of tests that that includes the physical and biological measures, plus our authoritative soil health manual.