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Sustainability meeting focuses on social justice, environment

The 2020 State of New York Sustainability Conference – held online Dec. 2-4 – focused on connecting human health, social justice, feeding the world and protection of the environment.

Grant to fund study of acoustics in turfgrass pest control

A team of Cornell scientists will use acoustic technology to develop efficient and affordable ways to manage soil-dwelling pests and their predators, thanks to a two-year grant from the USDA.

Poultry biotech startup wins $1M Grow-NY top prize

Soos Technology, a poultry biotechnology startup based in Israel, won the $1 million grand prize in the Grow-NY competition, a global challenge focused on strengthening food and agriculture innovation in upstate New York.

Name that grain: CALS’ barley will boost NYS beer industry

Cornell has developed the first variety of spring malting barley designed to succeed in New York’s wet climate and support the state’s $5 billion craft beer industry. All it needs now is a name.

Hudson Valley lab donates tons of fruit to local food pantries

This fall, Cornell AgriTech's Hudson Valley Research Laboratory donated 47,000 pounds of apples and pears to help the more than 40,000 people in need of food assistance in the Hudson Valley region.

Virtual Grow-NY Summit to feature food and ag innovation

Smart drones that distribute beneficial insects on crops, packaging materials to extend the shelf life of bread – these are a couple of the innovations to be featured at the virtual Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit, Nov. 17-18.

$4.8M grant helps optimize apple yields with digital ag

A Cornell-led, multi-institution, interdisciplinary team seeks to use computer vision, automation and robotics to optimize per-tree apple production, which is currently a highly manual and imprecise process.

Baker Institute celebrates 70 years of discoveries

The Baker Institute for Animal Health has evolved and grown since its founding 70 years ago, and its breakthroughs regarding canine infectious diseases have established it as a global center for animal health research.

ILR School held its first classes 75 years ago

A brand-new school at Cornell opened 75 years ago, Nov. 5, 1945, as the ILR School’s first students streamed into Warren Hall on the Ag Quad for Introduction to Industrial Relations.