‘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.

Staff News

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.

Summer Scholars program set to boost DEI, digital ag efforts

Cornell AgriTech’s Summer Research Scholars Program is increasing the number of underrepresented student participants and boosting expertise in digital agricultural technology, thanks to a grant of nearly $500,000 from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Around Cornell

President Pollack shares community updates

President Martha E. Pollack lauded faculty for recent honors, thanked donors for recent major gifts to Cornell and touted the university’s efforts on diversity and inclusion.

Funny name, rewarding job: University seeks ombudsman

The independent Office of the University Ombudsman provides a space for faculty, students and staff to engage in candid and confidential discussions about academic or workplace concerns. Charles Walcott, Ph.D. ’59, plans to retire later this year as university ombudsman, the part-time position he’s held for a decade.