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Rangarajan featured at PCCW symposium

Mar 19, 2017
Roughly 100 Cornell alumnae gathered March 4 as part of the 2017 President’s Council of Cornell Women Symposium, “Feeding the World Sustainably.” Highlights included presentations on food ethics by Andrew Chignell, professor of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and visiting associate professor in Cornell’s Sage School of Philosophy, and on small farms by Anu Rangarajan in the SIPS Section fo Horticulture. Read more

Cornell Experts to Convene Soil Summit March 28-29

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Mar 15, 2017
The Soil Summit will provide the opportunity for produce growers, educators, and researchers to discuss and identify barriers to using and producing compost while helping support growers in minimizing food safety risks on the farm. Read more

NYS growers harvest Cornell expertise at Expo

Jan 26, 2017
More than 800 attended the 2017 Empire State Producers Expo, held Jan. 17-19 in Syracuse, New York. Co-hosted by the New York State Vegetable Growers Association and Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE), the event featured Cornell scientists, CCE educators and experts from across the country presenting on topics including weed, wildlife and pest management; food safety; best growing practices; and business development tactics. Read more

NextGen Cassava project featured in Gates Notes

Jan 20, 2017
In his January 9th blog post "5 Reasons I’m Optimistic About Africa" Bill Gates cited development of cassava hybrids by NextGen Cassava as one of his reasons for optimism.  NextGen is led by Cornell's International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in collaboration with several African breeding centers, BTI, and US government agencies, with support from the Gates Foundation and the UK Department for International Development.
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Farming the sun at Musgrave Research Farm

Jan 12, 2017
Two solar farms went live Dec. 30 at the Cornell Agricultural Experiment Station at Musgrave Research Farm in Aurora, New York. The combined Musgrave East and Musgrave West facilities, each with 9,044 photovoltaic panels, will produce about 6.5 million kilowatt hours annually, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 1,220 metric tons. Read more