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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.

Program offers experiential learning on NYS farms

Cornell students will have the opportunity for hands-on learning about ecological and social approaches to agricultural systems thanks to a new fellowship in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

NY maple producers tap Cornell experts to diversify

The Cornell Maple Program works to develop new maple products to grow the $30 million maple industry in New York state and boost rural economies.

Novel approach to udder infection is target of new project

Dr. Gerlinde Van de Walle recently received a grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research to advance her stem cell research to develop a potential therapy for mastitis in cows.

Governor launches state public health training program

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on March 24 announced the launch of the state’s free, online Citizen Public Health Training Course, delivered by the state Department of Health in partnership with Cornell.