The Finger Lakes Grape Program (FLGP) is a regional extension program of Cornell Cooperative Extension serving the grape and wine industry of the Finger Lakes, particularly in Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, and Yates counties
This project is designed to investigate the metabolic basis of oil production in oilseed rape (known as "canola" in Canada) in relation to the use of the oil as an alternative energy source or a chemical feedstock. Initial work is focused on the role of membrane transport systems in supplying carbohydrate to the site of oil synthesis in the developing seeds.
For the past five years, outreach efforts have been conducted to increase the awareness and use of the New York State Agricultural Mediation Program. The program supplies professional mediators that can help address conflicts between a farm and another party. The service is offered free through the state`s unified court system and funded by USDA.
The dairy specialists of the Northwest New York (NWNY) Team have acted as facilitators and resource investigators for a regional dairy discussion group known as MOPED - Modern Operators of Progressive and Expanding Dairies. Close relationships developed through this MOPED effort have provided the NWNY Team with producers willing to host on-farm extension programs including Hoof Care, Calf Specialist, Feed Manager and AI and Reproduction as well as out-of-area tours. Group dinner seminars and field trips highlight management, facility and personnel topics that have economic significance.
Partners in Science Education is an opportunity for scientists who work in our community to help enrich the science education in local schools. Scientists from Cornell's Agricultural Experiment Station and from Hobart and William Smith Colleges are participating in this service program to help students understand that science is a fascinating, creative, and hands-on activity.
This is a horticulture-based project working on the needs of the dry bean and potato industries in New York.