October 4, 2016

This summer, CCE's Fay Benson, a member of CCE’s South Central New York Dairy and Field Crops team, traveled throughout New York State hauling the New York Grazinglands Coalition Soil Health Trailer, a rolling lab equipped to provide demonstrations about the value of healthy soil while illustrating the dangers that can lurk both above and beneath.

September 30, 2016

The National 4-H Council filmed a video at Cornell University focused on the New York State 4-H-designed Drone Discovery challenge in preparation for National Youth Science Day.  Drone Discovery is a hands-on engineering design challenge that explores the science behind drones and how they are being used to solve real world problems. 

September 26, 2016

researched standing in apple orchard

Consumer interest in hard cider in North America has blossomed in the past five years. Cornell research is revealing ways in which apples grown with specific orchard management practices can produce more desirable hard cider in this surging market.

September 22, 2016

From using drones to track nutrient management in upstate corn fields to working with Head Start programs in Harlem, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) interns had a busy summer impacting communities across New York State. Along the way, they learned the value extension brings to applied research and the important role Cornell plays as New York’s land grant university.

expanding food safety capabilities funding granted

Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva is poised to expand its food development and technology commercialization capabilities with $1 million in new state funding.

September 19, 2016

Harvest NY, SUNY Cobleskill partner on sold-out pork workshop

For many current and prospective pork producers, raising the pigsis the easy part. Knowing how the meat is cut and the sausage is made is not always as instinctive. Helping them figure out that piece of the puzzlewas a recent pork processing and marketing class co-organized by SUNY Cobleskill and Cornell Cooperative Extension’s (CCE) Harvest New York economic development and sustainability program.

September 14, 2016

Through its New York Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN), CCE provides boots-on-the-ground support in times of disaster, including the drought currently gripping a large portion of the state. Much of the communications heavy lifting is coordinated through the All-Hazards Response Team Ag Sentinel dashboard, an online tool is tied into the statewide emergency response network.  

September 2, 2016

While the consumer appetite for locally grown and sourced foods is at an all-time high, not all farmers have mastered how to access all-important distribution and delivery systems. To help bridge that gap, the Cornell Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Community Development program work team recently hosted a two-day workshop for CCE educators and other agriculture support entities who work with mid to large scale producers across New York State.

August 20, 2016

van full of fresh produce with customers

The van, a farmer’s market on wheels, brings locally grown fruits and vegetables to the North End as part of an effort to make healthy foods more accessible to local residents.

August 10, 2016

lecturing educator

Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management extension educators Bobbie Severson and Dan Welch were honored for their service in July by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.