2013 Research Projects Announced
Farmer-led NNYADP has 23 research, outreach, and technical assistance projects underway in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. Current work includes boosting the dairy industry feed supply, developing grass biomass energy crops, increasing maple sap yields, and helping livestock farmers control parasites. Researchers are also developing strategies for coping with fieldcrop diseases and pests and evaluating the potential of juneberry production.
CCE Ontario Granted FEMA Funds
CCE Ontario has been awarded $35K to expand its successful farm disaster preparation program. The program builds resilience to man-made and natural disasters, with an emphasis on innovation, collaboration, sustainability, and measurable community benefits. They were one of the 30 recipients chosen from 2,200 applicants to FEMA's Community Resilience Innovation Challenge.
Educators & Researchers Connect
In late April, CCE educators from all around the state took part in a Research Navigator Initiative workshop at the College of Human Ecology. The two-day session introduced educators to research methods and strategies and informed faculty about CCE's capabilities as partners and brokers of community collaborations.
Monroe County 4-H teens represent Somalia at Model UN
The students are teen leaders in CITIZEN U, a CCE 4-H youth engagement program which encourages young people to become active citizens in their communities. The 2013 Cornell Model United Nations Conference brought 700 students and advisers from 42 high schools to campus.
4-H Career Explorations June 25-27
Registration is open for this three-day program on the Cornell campus for youths entering grades 8-12. Career Explorations provides exposure to academic fields and career paths with a hands-on college experience. Register with your local CCE office.