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Cornell experts advocate for ag diversity, food security

Cornell Cooperative Extension and faculty experts discussed opportunities to diversify agriculture and address food insecurity during a New York State Senate hearing on April 13.

Program will support diverse founders of climate tech startups

Diversity in ClimateTech is a new entrepreneurship program powered by Cornell and Chloe Capital, and supported by NYSERDA, with the purpose of supporting underrepresented innovators working on cleantech solutions in the Southern Tier.

Institute for Food Safety to offer first in-state FDA training

Cornell’s Institute for Food Safety is teaming with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets to offer the first-ever in-state FDA course to train food inspectors across the state.

Seminar to explore racial and food justice movements in New York

Local community organizations, activists, students and researchers will meet April 19 to delve into the historical significance of the Freedom Farm Cooperative movement and spur conversations around the contemporary resurgence of food justice and sovereignty movements in rural and urban spaces.

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Report guides food, ag entrepreneurs; $1M contest opens

A first-of-its-kind report intends to guide innovators and investors toward urgent technology needs in New York’s farming and food processing industries, as identified by dozens of farmers, manufacturers, retailers and researchers.

Study will help NYS livestock farmers maximize profit

Associate professor Todd Schmit and extension associate Matt LeRoux from Dyson will use a USDA grant on research to help improve the marketing returns for small- and medium-sized livestock farms in New York state.

CALS welcomes six new faculty

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) welcomes six new faculty members, advancing its commitment to pursuing purpose-driven science and improving the lives of people across New York state and around the world.

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Cornellians invited to join NYS public health training

During National Public Health Week April 5-11, up to 10,000 seats are available in the new Citizen Public Health Leader Training Program developed by Cornell experts in partnership with New York state.

Local planners play key role in conserving biodiversity

Training and resources supporting municipal officials can help incorporate biodiversity into local land use planning, according to research led by Shorna Allred, evaluating a program in New York's Hudson Valley.