For the past ten years, consumers have created a demand for organic dairy products. Our project works with all links of the value chain to satisfy this demand in an environmentally, financially, and socially responsible manner.
Our team offers existing and transitioning farmers workshops to improve their farm business management capabilities. By sponsoring field days, video conferences, and discussion groups, we have allowed farmers to increase their practical knowledge of organic production techniques.
Funding for NY FarmLink offers an opportunity to provide both group services and one-on-one consultation to NY farm families regarding farm business management issues, including but not limited to, estate, retirement, and farm succession planning, beginning farmer concerns, and identification of farm opportunities for agricultural stakeholders.
The Villa Arianna Project is an effort of the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation and the Soprintendenza di Pompeii to study and develop this dramatic ancient villa as part of a master plan for economic development of Castellammare di Stabia, an economically struggling city in the Bay of Naples.
The Cornell Small Farms Program finds and delivers relevant knowledge and information to small farms of New York State and beyond. We bring together farmers and other stakeholders to prioritize small farm focused research and extension needs and form teams to address them.
There is a need for in-depth studies of the family food decision-making processes in order to understand routine eating practices and food choices and mechanisms of change. Basic to our community-engaged research methodology is working in partnership with community partners and ecosystems stakeholders. One outcome of this research is a family food decision-making framework that guides research, education, and family and community change initiatives.
The research completed during AY13 built on earlier research that focuses on the economic performance of deregulated markets for electricity; the effects of integrating renewable sources of energy, such as wind capacity, into a transmission network; and how to do this integration without jeopardizing established standards of reliability. This year our analytical capabilities were extended to multi-period optimization with stochastic inputs that capture the uncertainty of wind generation.
The aim of this project is to develop new tools for understanding the social-ecological capacities to provide access to and sustain ecosystem services.
In 2007-2008, we continued delivery of a new model for teaching science communication and outreach skills to science graduate students. In addition to delivering the course at Cornell, we helped institutions both in the US and internationally in developing similar courses and workshops.
The goal of this research is to develop and test messages to raise public awareness of and concern about social determinants of health and health disparities. We aim to identify best practices for messaging and to disseminate a message design “toolkit” for use in local communities to mobilize action toward community health. These goals will require the development and empirical testing of innovative strategies that highlight non-medical and non-behavioral determinants of health.
The CFP brings together faculty, staff and students. The Cornell Farmworker Program (CFP) stimulates and conducts research, and disseminates research findings that improve living and working conditions of migrant, seasonal, and year-round farmworkers and their families. Students from throughout Cornell University to conduct research and to engage in extension efforts to build capacity among the farmworker population. Drawing from our research findings, the CFP also collaborates with relevant stakeholders to address farmworkers' needs.