Steven Beer, protector of apples and pears, dies at 81

Steven Vincent Beer, professor emeritus of plant pathology who made pathbreaking discoveries about plant immunity to bacterial disease, died Jan. 12.

From methane to microbes: 2030 Project conveys first grants

Eleven 2030 Project grants were awarded to Cornell faculty for an array of fast-track climate solutions, including tools to help New York communities reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Everett Markwardt, M.S. ’51, ag outreach pioneer, dies at 100

Everett Donald Markwardt, M.S. ’51, a leader in reforms that modernized agricultural outreach and support across the Northeast, has died at the age of 100.

Cornell partners in $12.5M grant examining aging between males and females

Cornell is co-leading a five-year, $12.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to form the IISAGE Biology Integration Institute aimed at identifying mechanisms and evolution of sex differences between females and males in aging.

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Student’s research focuses on Indigenous agriculture system

The movement involves not only re-establishing heritage foods, but also bolstering the systems that sustain them: irrigation and land access, for instance.

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NYS, Cornell launch new grapevine certification program

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, in partnership with Cornell AgriTech, has launched a revitalized grapevine certification program to provide growers in New York and North America with clean, virus-tested plant material verified by the most stringent testing standards in the world.

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.