In Amish-Chinese partnership, shiitake mushrooms are the main ingredient

With Cornell's help, an Amish farmer grows shiitake mushrooms and solves his financial woes, and an entrepreneur and a chef, both from China, use the mushrooms for a sauce that is now on the market. 

ILR students help NYC area organizations, gain experience

Twelve undergraduates, all ILR majors, took part in the first High Roads Fellowship program to take place in New York City. During the nine-week session, the fellows gained work experience assisting organizations in the NYC region.

Hudson Valley Research Lab celebrates its 100th

Local farmers and growers, Cornell officials and others observed the 100th anniversary of the Hudson Valley Research Laboratory, part of Cornell AgriTech, in a celebratory event Aug. 18 in Highland, New York.

Cortland farmer receives NYS Hometown Alumni Award

After a lifetime of farming, developing delicious cabbage and serving the Cortland community, Don Reed ’62 was presented with Cornell’s 11th New York State Hometown Alumni Award.

Dairy Innovation Competition crowns inaugural winners

Three dairy innovators – Ice Cream, Oakfield Corners Cheese LLC and Terra Firma Farm – were named winners of the inaugural Northeastern Dairy Product Innovation Competition following a pitch competition on Aug. 8 in Stocking Hall.

School-based health clinics benefit rural NYS communities

In a rural part of upstate New York, students with access to school-based health centers received more medical care and missed less school, Cornell researchers found.

Throwing shade: Model maps NYC street trees’ cooling benefits

Tree Folio NYC creates a high-resolution “digital twin” of New York City’s urban canopy, simulating how local conditions influence shading that is important to mitigating climate change and heat island effects.

Google announces inaugural cohort in cybersecurity initiative

The initiative is designed to improve standards of online privacy, safety and security, and to establish New York City as the epicenter of cybersecurity research.

Around Cornell

Silver fly takes flight in the fight to save Fall Creek hemlocks

Researchers are hoping a fly no larger than a grain of rice and a predatory beetle may work together to combat an invasive pest that is devastating hemlocks in Fall Creek and throughout eastern North America.