Local governments, the state government, Cornell researchers, the New York State Farm Bureau, and dairy producers have been exploring how dairy farms can take advantage of the yogurt boom in New York State. Meanwhile, there is little discussion about how to ensure the availability of a reliable labor supply for these dairy farms.
Fertilizers prices increase and availability to rural communities in developing countries is a challenge to increasing food production. This project is generating the economic, social and biophysical knowledge base for the development of indigenous fertilizers that provide local business opportunities, are as or more effective and less expensive than imported fertilizers. Resource mapping identifies local food and processing wastes that are rich in nutrients. Innovative yet simple technology based on thermochemical and enzymatic conversion is utilized and acceptance by farmers tested.
In support of NYS RISE and the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets’ efforts to
enhance the State’s rapid detection and response capabilities, Cornell University’s NY Extension
Disaster Education Network (NY EDEN) developed a comprehensive system to rapidly collect
targeted information about agricultural sector emergencies. This system has been integrated into
efforts to develop a state wide Cornell Cooperative Extension standard operating procedure and
all-hazards protocol. Cornell University’s Cooperative Extension Service (CCE) has
This project takes an in-depth look at the various venues through which globalization can impact labor standards in developing countries.
President Barak Obama’s creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program provides a desperately needed opportunity to obtain employment authorization and protection against deportation for many people in our area. This effort centered on providing information to immigrant workers about DACA requirements and connecting them with high quality, free legal advice and representation offered through the Cornell DREAMer Pro Bono Project.
CCE NY EDEN responded to Hurricane Sandy based on previous experience with Hurricanes Lee and Irene. As a result of this response, CCE gained in creased visibility and relevance in disaster readiness and response, which will be increasingly important as intensity and frequency of storms and emergencies continue to rise.
Organized day long conference on stated topic in conjunction with two related program work teams.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences annually organizes teaching workshops to provide new ideas for faculty members to enhance the learning experiences of students as they prepare to become leaders in society.
Wineries are changing their tasting sheets as a result of our findings. They are only including objective descriptors in the tasting sheets. The wineries have increased sales performance a a result.
The overarching goal of this project is to enhance farm labor stability by engaging workers and employers in a joint exploration of opportunities for advancement and retention. The objectives are: 1) to engage farm workers in analyzing their current labor situation and potential retention strategies through focus groups;
2) to facilitate discussions with farmers and farm managers about the challenges and opportunities for retaining workers;