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Tristan knows yogurt

Cornell yogurt expert Tristan Zuber ’08 will appear on CBS Sunday Morning Nov. 18 at 9 a.m. EST on the program’s annual food show. Zuber, a Cooperative Extension specialist, will discuss the origins of yogurt and the job-creating boom in companies building yogurt plants in New York state.

Hungry kids

It began with hints via Twitter and Facebook. Slowly, a crowd gathered at Ithaca’s Sciencenter April 30. As the music started, Cornell dancers in chef hats and aprons, led by senior Marisa Martinez, delighted surprised children. To engage them in the issue of hunger, youngsters were asked questions like “What does your tummy sound like […]

Fighting hunger bucket by bucket

Nutrition experts at Cornell Cooperative Extension have teamed up once again with the Food Bank of Central New York and students from LaFargeville Central School District’s afterschool program to create and distribute 300 “bucket gardens” to those in need at food pantries in Jefferson County. The “garden in a bucket” program, which began four years […]

A gift to the animals

On Jan. 26, 11 Burmese refugee children presented a check for $75 to the SPCA of Tompkins County. The children, who attend Ithaca’s Belle Sherman Elementary School, participate in a Cornell Cooperative Extension program that teaches financial skills through entrepreneurial activity and money management. The financial education portion of the program was developed by Alternatives […]