A team of extension educators are working in northern New York to promote local foods by organizing a conference, workshop, symposium, calendar and 'Meet the Farmer' dinners. (March 2, 2010)
The sequenced genome helps researchers better understand the biology of the aphid, which may allow them to design new strategies to control these pests. (Feb. 23, 2010)
Cornell students affiliated with the Immigrant Farmworker Initiative visit farms to teach these workers English. They also work on campus to raise awareness about farmworker issues.
Leon Kochian and colleagues have cloned a unique sorghum gene that is being used to develop sorghum lines that can withstand toxic levels of aluminum in the soil, a consequence of acidic soils. (Feb. 22, 2010)
Events this week include: Temple Grandin; Johnson Museum events; lectures on digital privacy and foreign policy; a poetry reading; a Gallic band performance; and a Schumann recital. (Feb. 18, 2010)
The Wayne County Growers and Processors has disbanded and has decided to donate its remaining funds - $150,000 - to Cornell to support education and research on agricultural labor. (Feb. 2, 2010)
The Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station has adopted a culture of sustainability that welcomes ideas from everyone in the organization.
Historian Eric Tagliacozzo was one of three panelists Jan. 14 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City to discuss food as a driving force of economic development. (Jan. 18, 2010)
Andrew M. Novakovic, the E.V. Baker Professor of Agricultural Economics at Cornell, has been named to a new federal Dairy Industry Advisory Committee for a two-year term. (Jan. 7, 2010)