Knowledge from Cornell University about fruit crops is delivered to Extension educators, farmers, industry personnel, private consultants, research faculty, and the general public on a single website, Cornell Fruit Resources, www.fruit.cornell.edu. Extension educators throughout the northeastern US and Canada actively source and share information via Cornell Fruit Resources. Cornell Fruit Resources showcases Cornell University’s tree fruit, grape, and berry information.
Farm owners from nine western NY counties face a changing, challenging human resources risk management environment. Greater uncertainty as to whether labor will be available in sufficient quantity, and quality such that owners will be able to realize desired results exists. This project sought to enhance participants' capacities to manage human resources risk through better people management and improved problem solving.
Cornell University Cooperative Extension-NYC is co-leading a 2.5 year national project that involves approximately 60 schools in 4 States in a randomized controlled trial examining effects of school gardens on fruit and vegetable consumption and other outcomes.
This project seeks to engage a wide variety of community residents and organizations in an effort to reverse the rising the trends in childhood obesity. The project uses a community organizing model to increase awareness, stimulate participation, and support these organizations.
PROJECT 1: "We`re bringing together a select group of faculty from a range of disciplines, including anthropology, biology, demography, economics, human development, policy analysis, psychology, sociology, and women`s studies. The aim of the working group will be to put Cornell at the forefront of research on the family." (Quote from Elizabeth Peters, project leader, professor, Policy Analysis and Management, College of Human Ecology.)\n\nPROJECT 2: This project seeks to understand patterns of cooperation and conflict within family groups.
Through a Community Improvement Through Youth (CITY) project initiative, CUCE-NYC is strengthening the adolescent sexual health knowledge and skills of youth, as well as their capacity to inform other youth about this important issue, while working with agency staff to enhance organizational capacity in this area.
The focus of my activities is the analysis, organization and web-based dissemination of genome data for bacterial plant pathogens in the species Pseudomonas syringae and Liberibacter asiaticus.
Water-related issues continue to grow more critical in many parts of the world. Resolving these issues will depend in part on education to ensure responsible future behavior for tomorrow`s leaders. Teaching activities from Project WET`s Curriculum Guide for K-12 will help ensure responsible and sustainable behavior toward water.
The project studied the impacts of a 'model' oil field development and pipeline project on rural communities in southern Chad over a period of 12 years. The project was described by the World Bank as a template for oil-as-development and as a way to transform extractive industry projects into poverty reduction projects in Africa. The research project was therefore necessarily long-term, tracking the social, environmental, and economic transformations of the project in the oil field region.
As educators struggle to balance competing demands on time, they continue to voice a need for outstanding program planning resources that are relevant and readily available. Many frequently speak to the importance of an outdated publication from the early 90s which had considerable content value, but until recently existed as an obsolete PDF and which was in need of updating.