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

Moonshot thinking

Nourishing people and planet as interconnected systems that create opportunities for digital agriculture, circularity, markets and economic development, and impactful local solutions from New York to the world. 

Resilient agri-food systems are essential to human existence. Global food networks must adapt to feed a population projected to reach 10 billion by 2050, while also contending with land, water and energy shortages caused by a warming planet. CALS seeks to develop novel ways to boost food production and nutrition and conserve resources—ensuring a nutritious, accessible, equitable, and sustainable food supply for all.

Research spotlight

Opportunities to support

Faculty, program support & research

CALS globally recognized faculty are the cornerstone of our reputation as a premier institution of scientific learning. Support CALS faculty and graduate students working on a multitude of issues around 21st century agri-food systems.

Student support & affordability

Scholarships enable Cornell to recruit and enroll the most promising scholars and garner a diverse student population. CALS supports students to ensure their success through programs such as peer mentoring, E3, CALS navigator, and experiential learning opportunities.

Flexible impact

Establishing a named Moonshot fund or supporting the established Redesigning 21st Century Agri-Food Systems Moonshot fund offers CALS leadership the greatest flexibility to take advantage of innovative and emerging opportunities, and will be used to bolster CALS' strengths in support of initiatives focused on 21st century agri-food systems.

The impact of giving

News

Arthur Allen Muka, M.S. ’52, Ph.D. ’54, whose work in applied economic entomology supported growers in New York and around the globe, died Dec. 7, 2022, in Ithaca.

  • Department of Entomology
  • Agriculture
  • Entomology
three people talking on a farm

Field Note

Will Salamone ’22 was first exposed to agriculture mowing the lawn of a neighboring dairy farm. Years later, a Cornell class in Whole-Farm Nutrient Management (ANSC4120) and a joint summer internship between the Nutrient Management Spear Program...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture