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Regional partnership supports UN sustainability program

The Finger Lakes Energy Compact is part of a new international initiative overseen by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals Program. The compact will combine Cornell’s research initiatives and campus efforts in renewable energy and energy efficiency with the City of Ithaca and the Town of Ithaca’s ambitions for a Green New Deal.

Lund fellows program supports undergrads and organic agriculture

A new summer internship enables undergraduates across disciplines to learn about organic, restorative and agroecological practices while working at diversified, small-scale farms around New York state.

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Projects aim to manage weeds in organic fruit, hemp farming

Hemp producers and organic apple and grape growers will have evidence-based guidance on their weed management, thanks to two new USDA grants to a Cornell AgriTech researcher.

Group effort leads to a cure for Lab with lymphoma

Galaxie, a 5-year-old black Lab diagnosed with B-cell lymphoma in 2018, is doing well after a rare bone marrow transplant, thanks in part to the care he’s received at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals.

Lara Skinner wins Movement Builders Award

ILR's Labor Leading on Climate Director Lara Skinner will be recognized Sept. 21 for helping make New York City a model of progress for the nation.

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Grow-NY startups pioneer food and ag innovations

From fully autonomous berry harvesters to plant-based lupini bean protein bars, the startups competing for $3 million in prize money at this year’s Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Competition are bringing revolutionary innovations to market.

Cooperative Extension in NYC: ‘Uniquely suited to help’

Cornell Cooperative Extension supports residents of every borough in New York City, thanks to its long-standing community relationships and faculty research and expertise.

NYC food delivery workers face a ‘harrowing world’

New York City’s app-based delivery workers regularly face nonpayment or underpayment, unsanitary or unsafe working conditions and the risk of violence, according to a new ILR School report.

AgriTech renovation supports learning for NYS ag industries

A $3.5 million renovation of Jordan Hall on the Cornell AgriTech campus will enable more distance-learning opportunities for entrepreneurs and workers in New York state’s food and farm economy.