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LeadNY opens applications for leaders in food, agricultural sectors

New York state’s premier leadership development program is now accepting applications for its next class of leaders in the food, agriculture and natural resources sectors of the Northeast.

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Cassava breeder awarded Cornell's Africa Fund Fellowship

Moshood Agba Bakare, a Ph.D. student in the field of plant breeding and genetics, has been awarded the Africa Fund Fellowship for graduate work focused on cassava breeding in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Going underground: Grant roots out rapid apple decline culprit

Rapid Apple Decline is a mysterious phenomenon that has been killing apple trees suddenly and without probable cause, leaving growers and scientists bewildered. Two scientists from CALS are on a mission to find its root cause.

Food supply chain app wins digital ag hackathon

An app that would maximize profit and minimize food spoilage and loss across the agriculture supply chain was named the grand prize winner in the third annual Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture Hackathon.

Jeffrey Perry earns New York ag education award

Jeffrey Perry ’89, Ph.D.’ 18, senior lecturer of global development, received the Golden Owl award on Feb. 23 in honor of his contributions to agricultural education in New York state.

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New grants spark food security research in Africa

Two graduate students have received funding for research focused on increasing food security in Africa from the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability.

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Jenny Goldstein explores Indonesia’s environmental crises

Jenny Goldstein, assistant professor of global development, studies the intersection of power dynamics, the environment, and the meaning of place and space in Indonesia.

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NSF challenges Cornell to tame winter, natural disasters

In partnership with New York community groups, Cornell researchers are developing a hyperlocal weather forecasting system designed to help emergency response.  

Robert Seaney, forage management expert, dies at 93

Robert Seaney, Ph.D. ’55, professor emeritus of soil and crop sciences who’s best known for his research on identifying the best forages for New York state soils and climate, died Jan. 19 in Petersburg, Illinois. He was 93.