• From Farm To Pint
    Harvest New York Farm to Pint Tour

    Designed to follow the life-cycle of a pint of locally brewed beer, the inaugural Harvest New York Field to Pint Craft Brewery Tour, held June 29, provided growers, malsters and brewers a closeup look at the various aspects in craft beverage production. Meeting at the CCE of Washington County headquarters, the group visited fields of malting barley right before harvest, hop bines and a working craft malt house.

  • Cuomo signs bill, invests in industrial hemp at Cornell event

    New legislation signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on July 12 removes legal obstacles impeding access to hemp seed in a bid to streamline research and farming opportunities in New York.

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  • Darwin string thinner
    Lake Ontario Fruit Team partners with growers to study orchard innovation

    As apple blossom thinning chemicals come under fire, Cornell Cooperative Extension's (CCE) Mario Miranda Sazo, orchard management and mechanization specialist with CCE’s Lake Ontario Fruit Team, recently completed a three-year study on a mechanical thinning alternative. The research project - the largest study of its kind in North America - was conducted in partnership with Lamont Fruit Farm in Waterport, New York.

  • Agriculture career day exposes teens to diverse field

    From dairy robotics and precision farming technology to the chemistry of wine making and integrated pest management, jobs in agriculture dot a diverse and varied career map in the Finger Lakes. Helping area high school students navigate ag-related vocational opportunities was goal of the 2017 Building the Agricultural Intellect of the Finger Lakes Youth Career Day April 26.

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Mary Jo Dudley

Director of Cornell Farmworker Program. Her research examines motivation for farmworker migration, access and use of services, employment, and future goals.