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Cornell’s Traminette Fascinates Finger Lakes

August 23, 2011 by Kristina Anderson Filed under FCG, Wine Spotlight The Finger Lakes Region is perhaps best known for its Rieslings and Cabernet Francs, but unique hybrids like Traminette, developed by Cornell University, are the treasure of the region. Cornell released its first hybrid in 1906, but it was the cayuga white grape, released […]

Wine 911: The New York State Wine Analytical Laboratory Re-launches after 25 Years

Marauding bacteria and wayward chemical reactions can drive fermentation awry, but for New York State wineries help is just a phone call away. After more than 25 years of service, the New York State Wine Analytical Lab (NYSWAL) is celebrating its re-launch with new equipment and enhanced capabilities. “People come to us for two reasons: […]

SAGES Event: New York State Fair

SAGES invites you to the The New York State Fair in Syracuse on Saturday Aug 27. The New York State Fairgrounds hosts hundreds of events throughout the year, drawing nearly one million people to an incredible variety of non-fair attractions. You can check out more information about the New York State Fair from http://nysfair.org/ What : […]

24th Annual Station Club Golf Tournament Results

Fifteen four-golfer teams participated in the tournament at Big Oak Golf Course. Scotty Burden, Eric Ninestine, Tony Laquitara, and Aaron Spina won the tournament at three under par after a socrecard tie breaker with Larry Smart’s Wood Chips team. The Station Club Golf Tournament Trophy and Champion photos are on permanent display in the Jordan […]

Cornell Corn and Other Treats Enticed Visitors at the Northeast’s Largest Farm Show

By Bethany Liebig From apples and corn to onion jellies and solar smoothies, thousands of visitors to the 78th annual Empire Farm Days got a taste of Cornell University’s contributions to the agricultural community. Variable weather and the promise of 1,500 ears of fresh-roasted corn drew huge crowds to the big barn that was converted […]

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

Hello! The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (formerly the Employee Assistance Program EAP) offers free, confidential, professional counseling and consultation services by telephone or in person. FSAP services are available to all benefits-eligible faculty, staff, retirees and their dependents. Staff members on layoff status are eligible to use FSAP services during the layoff period.  Up […]

To the Station Community…

To the Station Community: I know that many of you have followed the developing local news story about the City of Geneva’s plan to raise new revenues by establishing a transportation benefits assessment district. Most recently, the Finger Lakes Times reported on the lawsuit filed by a number of not-for-profit organizations challenging the local law […]

Produce Safety Conference Jumpstarts National Collaboration

Orlando, FL- Presentations given at the Produce Safety Alliance’s (PSA) Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Education and Training Materials Conference honed in on fruit and vegetable microbial safety and co-management of on-farm food safety and environmental issues. The purpose of the conference, which was held June 29-30 in Orlando, FL, was to discuss the PSA’s goals […]

Local farmer: Crop yield will be down this year

Storm clouds hovered over rows of thirsty corn today but a sprinkle was too little, if not too late. Ontario County farmer Phil Munson grows vegetables he mostly sells at seven area farm markets. “You know, just hold it together in your hand. It should just make a ball. There’s no moisture there.” Despite the […]

Starting a Winery is No Easy Task

ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – A new study shows starting a vineyard in the Finger Lakes region may be more difficult than new investors realize. The study from Cornell University outlines the process of planting and establishing a vineyard in the Finger Lakes. Hans Walter-Peterson, a viticulture extension specialist with the Finger Lakes Grape Program, says […]

Gretchen Wall Joins Produce Safety Alliance

Extension Specialist II: Produce Safety Alliance, Cornell University As the newest addition to the Produce Safety Alliance Team and Cornell Cooperative Extension, Gretchen received her Master of Science degree in the Interdisciplinary Food Science/Food Safety Program at Colorado State University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science from the Pennsylvania State University. Her […]