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‘Smart’ pumpkin growing wins contest, boosts scholarships

The summer drought made pumpkin growing challenging this year, but that didn’t deter 12 participants from entering the station’s first-ever contest to grow the heaviest pumpkin. Did you miss the big weigh-off? Read the results in a recent Chronicle story. In other pumpkin news, graduate student Lisa Jones grew a different variety (C. maxima, which […]

The Power of Stories

Getting stories about the fascinating work happening at NYSAES out into the world is essential to raising the profile and visibility of the station. As CALS’ new agricultural experiment station communications officer, I’ll be making the rounds and setting meetings with faculty to discuss ways of getting news of your work out to key audiences. […]

NYSAES In the Media

Apples in the News: Professor Susan Brown’s work to develop new breeds was featured in a Rochester Democrat and Chronicle story this week, as well as in Life in the Finger Lakes magazine. Susan was also highlighted in a Bon Appetite feature on artist Jessica Rath’s new “Take Me to the Apple Breeder” exhibit. What […]

Station student group turns garden harvest into food donations

Thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of a few students and the generosity of many station faculty members, the Student Association of the Geneva Experiment Station (SAGES) delivered 13 truckloads of produce to the Geneva Center of Concern this summer. Read a recent story about the project featured in the Cornell Chronicle.

What’s Brewing?

Brewing Science & Technology Short Course As a young man coming of age in Harris­burg, Pennsylvania, Karl Siebert wasn’t much for beer. During the seven years he spent at Penn State in the Sixties earning a bachelor’s degree and a PhD in biochemistry, his social lubricant of choice was a mixed drink—even when a Stroh’s […]


Each year the Station Club solicits nominations for an Outstanding Employee. The Outstanding Employee will be announced and presented with gifts at the November 3, 2012 Station Club banquet. Nominators should solicit letters of support for a selected individual and submit all supporting materials to Gemma Osborne, Selection Committee Chair.  These packets will be evaluated […]

PGRU, USDA-ARS Apple Collection Open House

The Station family and friends are invited  to see the Plant Genetic Resources Unit, USDA-ARS apple collections on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 10:00 am or 1:00 pm.  The location is at the McCarthy Farm, 2865 County Road 6, Town of Geneva, NY 14456.  Please park at the barn just past the gate.   The […]