The Community Learning and Service Partnership (CLASP) is a participatory adult learning program designed to create and support reciprocal educational experiences between Cornell students and Cornell employees.
As the uses for biomass evolve, there will be a need to develop and adapt agricultural equipment for planting, harvesting, and processing the variety of plants that could be used.
Three 3-year fellowships will help train plant breeders to use modern techniques to improve the abundance and safety of the U.S. food supply in a sustainable way.
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.
A mathematical programming model of a representative New York dairy farm is developed to identify optimal management adjustments to increased availability of corn distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) or a change in its relative price as the corn-ethanol industry in the United States matures.
Sukuma wiki is the most important leafy green vegetable in sub-Saharan Africa, providing an important source of nutrition for millions of people. It is a market class of the species Brassica oleracea (cole crops), which also includes several other market classes harvested as cabbage, broccoli, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, collard and kale. The name in Swahili can be translated as "pushing the week," and it is the most accessible and important leafy green vegetable in East Africa and the wider Lake Victoria region.
It is well accepted that conservation efforts worldwide must involve a cross-section of stakeholders, including those most affected by changes in land use, to promote the long-term protection of biodiversity, critical habitats, and fragile landscapes. Conservation organizations and land trusts, both big and small, are searching for better ways to build functional alliances for the protection of nature.
Mechanical crop estimation and adjustment in New York Concord vineyards increases the rate of fruit maturity during ripening and leads to higher juice sugar, color, and flavor at harvest. Since color compounds can be related to the health benefits of purple grape juice, we are currently testing the effect of Concord crop adjustment on juice anti-oxidant capacity.
Only by looking over a time span almost three times the age of most high school students does the tight connection between wetland science and politics become evident. Most students have a limited view of environmental science. I took the invitation to deliver one of the 25th Anniversary Nosanchuck Memorial Lectures at Ithaca High School to give students a longer perspective -- from the Swamp Lands Acts of the mid-1800's to recent wetland decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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.