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New free online videos help mentor new farmers

The New York Beginning Farmer Project has just released a series of 12 online videos, 'Voices of Experience,' that are intended to mentor new farmers with advice from experienced farmers. (March 16, 2009)

Local foods: Good for your health and the economy, stresses state commissioner

'Local foods, first' is more than a new food fad. It is a high priority for Albany policymakers, said New York agriculture commissioner Patrick Hooker at a March 10 conference on campus. (March 16, 2009)

Alumnus to head Agricultural Technology Foundation

Agronomist and business strategist Daniel Fungai Mataruka, Ph.D. '92, has been appointed executive director of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation in Nairobi, Kenya. (March 4, 2009)

Experts to highlight bioenergy innovations at Sun Grant conference

The event will feature a bevy of speakers and will showcase the latest innovations in bioenergy research, March 10-13 in Washington, D.C. (March 2, 2009)

Course comparing Indian and U.S. agriculture helps make students and faculty 'globally relevant'

Cornell students and Indian students from four universities added to their global perspective through the International Agriculture and Rural Development field course. (Feb. 19, 2009)

Good farm management can preserve nature without yield losses, says professor at AAAS

With proper management practices, farmers could grow crops while maintaining ecosystem services, said Cornell professor Alison Power during her AAAS presentation in Chicago. (Feb. 17, 2009)

In flurry of studies, researcher details role of apples in inhibiting breast cancer

Six studies published in the past year by Cornell researcher Rui Hai Liu support the growing evidence that apples and other fruits and vegetables with phytochemicals inhibit the growth of mammary tumors. (Feb. 12, 2009)

Cornell helps India's small farmers fight moth larvae with genetically modified eggplant

Small farmers in India will soon have a cheaper, safer and more effective option for growing one of India's favorite foods: genetically modified eggplant, developed with Cornell's help. (Feb. 10, 2009)

Students vie to enroll in new dual-degree programs linking traditional India with state-of-the-art Cornell

Starting this summer, Cornell and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University will offer dual-degree programs in food science and plant breeding with up to 15 Indian students accepted for each program. (Feb. 5, 2009)