Sen. Gillibrand touts funds for climate-smart farming

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, visited Cornell Aug. 29 to champion agricultural conservation and climate-smart farming provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act and highlight related research and extension efforts in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Richard Quaas, pioneer in livestock genetics, dies at 77

Richard Louis Quaas, whose work in quantitative genetics helped revolutionize livestock breeding practices, died Oct. 19, 2021, at age 77.

State leaders seek farm bill feedback during AgriTech visit

Public investment in agricultural research supports farmers, food security, economic development and environmental sustainability, Cornell researchers told New York Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado during a tour Aug. 26 of Cornell AgriTech facilities in Geneva, New York.

4-H bestows Gov. Hochul with Distinguished Alumni Medallion

National 4-H Council awarded New York Gov. Kathy Hochul its Distinguished Alumni Medallion. Cornell Cooperative Extension runs the venerable youth program throughout the state.

Richard Ledford, champion of NYS dairy industry, dies at 90

Richard Allison Ledford, whose work in food microbiology contributed to New York’s booming dairy and yogurt industries, died Oct. 9, 2021, in Flat Rock, North Carolina. He was 90.

Students bring animal science to the public

This summer, visitors to Ithaca’s Sciencenter, a hands-on children’s museum, took part in a special exhibit made possible by a new collaboration between the museum, the State University of New York College at Cortland and Cornell’s Department of Animal Science.

Study identifies gut bacteria that regulate cholesterol

A new study finds that certain species of bacteria in the gut interact with and help balance levels of dietary cholesterol by using it to create a molecule that plays important roles in human health.

Digitization program calls for applications

Making a difference one digital collection at a time, the library's grants program partners with faculty and Ph.D. students.

Around Cornell

Seeds of survival: Botanic Gardens honors the Black experience

The exhibition includes an outdoor plant display, audio tour and an indoor exhibit, all describing plants that are significant to the Black experience in the Americas dating back to the transatlantic slave trade.