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In the news: Seed to Supper, hard cider course, ag career day

hofo plant sale

From University Photo’s May 2 Picture Cornell feature: Hortus Forum member Patty Chan helps a customer at the club’s plant sale on Ho Plaza at Spring Fest on April 20. The club will have a bedding plant sale featuring vegetable and flower transplants May 19 from 3 to 6 p.m. and May 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kenneth Post Laboratories. (Photo: Jason Koski/University Photograph)

A roundup of recent news:

Seed to Supper Connects Students with the Community – Marcia Eames-Sheavly’s Seed to Supper two-semester course sequence is part of a statewide Seed to Supper initiative that connects Cornell Cooperative Extension offices with local food banks and volunteer educators who teach adults on a limited budget how to garden and grow their own food, thereby creating more food-secure communities.[CALS News 2017-05-02, Cornell Chronicle 2017-05-02]

As presenter at the 2017 Building the Agricultural Intellect of the Finger Lakes Youth Career Day, Larry Smart, associate professor of plant breeding and genetics, showed high school students some of the tools he uses in his research at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York.

As presenter at the 2017 Building the Agricultural Intellect of the Finger Lakes Youth Career Day, Larry Smart, associate professor of plant breeding and genetics, showed high school students some of the tools he uses in his research at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York.

Agriculture Career Day Exposes Teens to Diverse Fields – From dairy robotics and precision farming technology to the chemistry of wine making and integrated pest management, jobs in agriculture dot a diverse and varied career map in the Finger Lakes. Helping area high school students navigate ag-related vocational opportunities was the goal of the 2017 Building the Agricultural Intellect of the Finger Lakes Youth Career Day April 26. [CALS News 2017-05-04, Cornell Chronicle 2017-05-04]

Course teaches hard cider production, from fruit to fermentation – To prepare students to become leaders in the burgeoning cider industry, Gregory Peck, assistant professor in the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science.and Kathleen Arnink, lecturer in the viticulture and enology program in the Department of Food Science, initiated a cider production lecture and laboratory course. The first of its kind in the country, the course teaches the full cycle of production, from growing apples to fermenting cider. [CALS News 2017-05-04, Cornell Chronicle 2017-05-02]

students in pounder

In Cornell Botanic Gardens’ Pounder Vegetable Garden, gardener Emily Detrick (left, MPS Public Garden Leadership ’16) shows Organic Vegetable Gardening (PLHRT 1250) students how to use fabric row covers to protect young crops from insect pests. Horticulture chair Steve Reiners teaches the course.

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