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Rare star orchid in bloom on campus

Dec 5, 2012

A star orchid is blooming on campus this week, but its story began 150 years earlier when Charles Darwin first observed the flower's foot-long nectary.

Volunteers Harvest Spuds for Food Bank

Volunteers harvest spuds for food bank

Oct 31, 2012

Volunteers gathered at the Cornell-run Homer C. Thompson Vegetable Research Farm in Freeville, N.Y., to harvest potatoes for area food banks.

Going with the grain

Going with the grain – from wheat variety research to bread tasting

Jul 24, 2012

From farm tours and presentations about soil health and organic grain research to bread and pizza tasting: the recent field day at Willsboro had much to offer to all participants. Area farmers were eager to learn about season extension and grains and grapes especially suitable for the North East.

Steve McKay

Steve McKay receives George Peter award

Jun 14, 2012

Steve McKay, farm manager at Cornell's Homer C. Thompson Vegetable Research Farm in Freeville, N.Y., was recently recognized as the 178th recipient of the George Peter Award for Dedicated Service.

Corpse Flower

Stinky flower attracts attention to Cornell

Mar 21, 2012

The stinky bloom of a rare corpse plant attracts thousands to Cornell as the university opened its greenhouse doors to the public and live-streamed the event through two separate feeds.

Dilmun Hill Student Farm

Sustainable agriculture recurrent theme at CALS

Mar 13, 2012

Cornell has future generations in mind as it helps students prepare for careers in agriculture. Sustainable agriculture is not only taught in the classroom but students have hands on learning opportunities at Dilmun Hill Student Farm and other locations.