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Cornell University Elves Summer Backpack Program comes to Geneva

The Cornell University Elves Summer Backpack Program provides new backpacks filled with school supplies for needy children in our local communities.  The program was initiated in 2007 to ensure all children (K-6) attend the first day of school with a new backpack and school supplies.  This was the first year that the New York State […]

Geneva summer scholars study bees, tempeh, hummus

By Amanda Garris It’s a question that has perplexed pumpkin producers for years: Why aren’t patches supplemented with beehives to aid pollination producing more pumpkins? Aspiring Cornell entomologist Alexandra Gresov ’14 may have found the answer, after spending her summer catching hundreds of bees on their way back to their hives and determining their foraging […]

SnapDragon and RubyFrost are new apple varieties

By Amanda Garris GENEVA, N.Y. — Cornell has announced two new apple varieties developed in partnership with the New York Apple Growers (NYAG). They are SnapDragon and RubyFrost, and they have undergone a year of rigorous consumer testing as NY1 and NY2. The new names were revealed Aug. 1 by Jeff Crist, vice chairman of […]