Improving the health and welfare of people and our planet

Cornell AES is vital to New York state agriculture and food security. We contribute to healthy and resilient communities, and improve the lives and well-being of people by advancing research on agriculture and food systems, the environment, applied economics, and community and individual development.

Cornell AES by the numbers

175

Researchers supported by Cornell AES funding annually

350

Research projects on farms and in greenhouses

9

Research farms across New York state, and 127K square feet of greenhouse space

Research farms and facilities

Cornell’s world-class research farms and plant growth facilities that are managed by Cornell AES, provide the crucial support and environments needed to move critical research from concept to commercial application.

Funding research

Cornell AES-managed Federal Capacity Funds provide vital support for important research projects in three Cornell colleges. Learn about the grant programs and the application process.

Research impacts

Find out how research supported by Cornell AES addresses a broad array of real-world problems. Read about innovative science-based solutions and promising research projects important to people, the economy, the environment and our future.

News & updates

Portrait of Antonio DiTommaso

News

Antonio DiTommaso named associate director of Cornell AES
Antonio DiTommaso, professor and outgoing head of the School of Integrative Plant Science’s Soil and Crop Sciences Section, has been named associate director of the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (Cornell AES), effective July...
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Agriculture
 A young researcher working in a research lab

News

There are over 5 billion tons of plastic waste accumulated across the planet, much of which are microplastics that may harm human health and pose a long-term threat to agricultural productivity and food security. The gargantuan task of cleaning...
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Food Science
  • Synthetic Biology
A white mealybug crawls on a leaf

News

There are an estimated 10 quintillion insects (that’s 10 plus 17 zeroes) on planet earth and, with the exception of our beloved pollinators, they get mostly bad press: Mosquitoes that spread malaria, and invasive pests that devastate forests...
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • New York State Integrated Pest Management
  • School of Integrative Plant Science