Concord grape innovation awards highlight new opportunities

Six food and beverage producers from across New York took home shares of over $100,000 in prizes Friday at the first New York Concord Grape Innovation Awards, a business competition aimed at stimulating growth and innovation in the state’s Concord grape industry.

Certificate brings Cornell food production expertise to entrepreneurs worldwide

For more than 30 years, the Cornell Food Venture Center (CFVC) has helped entrepreneurs transform family recipes and homemade eats into successful commercial food products. Now, a new online program from Cornell is expanding access to the CFCV’s expertise and supporting the growth of food entrepreneurs around the globe.    

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Honeycrisp genome will help scientists breed better apples

A team of researchers has sequenced the Honeycrisp apple genome, a boon for scientists and breeders working with this popular and economically important cultivar.

‘One-stop shop’ marks century of ag research, extension on L.I.

The Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center on Sept. 22 will celebrate a century of applied research and education supporting the region’s agricultural and horticultural businesses.

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.

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.

Three projects awarded Belonging at Cornell innovation grants

The Presidential Advisors on Diversity and Equity have awarded three Belonging at Cornell innovation grants for 2022 programming, for projects addressing a range of topics involving diversity, equity and inclusion on all of Cornell’s campuses.

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Partnership bears fruit with release of two new grape varieties

Two newly released grape varieties, developed collaboratively between Cornell AgriTech and Sun World International, a global fruit genetics and licensing company, offer new flavors for consumers and better growing characteristics for farmers.

Don Barton, former director of Cornell AgriTech, dies at 100

Barton, who joined the Cornell faculty in 1951, served as the ninth director of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva – now known as Cornell AgriTech – from 1960 until his retirement in 1982.