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Extension Out Loud

A Cornell Cooperative Extension Podcast

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Outgoing CALS Dean Kathryn Boor Reflects, Shares Thoughts on Future of Farming

Since her early years on her family’s farm in Horseheads, NY  Kathryn J. Boor’s life has been dedicated to furthering New York state agriculture. As her tenure as Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences  (CALS) at Cornell University comes to a close, Dean Boor joins Extension Out Loud to share wisdom, reflections, and hopes for the future. Dean Boor has served as the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of CALS since 2010 and is a professor of food science.  Download the PDF transcript.

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Bio control experiments aim to balance biodiversity

Swallow-wart (aka dog-strangling-vine) is a nonnative creeping vine-like plant that is native to the Mediterranean and has become harmful to ecosystems and livestock health in New York State. CCE Educators Sharon Bachman and Laura Bailey are partnering with Carrie Brown-Lima, director of the New York Invasive Species Research Institute, to control the invasive plant using biocontrol measures. In this episode, Paul and Katie talk with the team about their project and about why controlling invasive species is important for ecosystem health.

Transcript PDF: forthcoming

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Photo: Swallow-word biocontrol site in Clarence, NY taken by Jonathan Bleuer, Town of Clarence

Feature: I Farm Oneida

Marylynn Collins, dairy and livestock educator with CCE Oneida County, hosts the I Farm Oneida podcast providing crop and dairy farmers with weekly crop reports and periodic policy updates. In this episode, Katie and Paul welcome Marylynn to Extension Out Loud to talk about her podcast and to share an episode on safely engaging in Farmer’s Markets during NY-PAUSE. In the featured I Farm Oneida episode, Marylynn is and her colleague Elizabeth Irons, Oneida County Public Market manager, in a discussion about the changes both consumers and vendors can expect at markets this year. Download a PDF transcript of this episode. 

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Feature: Eastern New York Vegetable News

While Extension Out Loud took a break, the Eastern New York Vegetable News podcast has been hard at work keeping growers informed about policy changes and growing conditions. In this featured episode, Ethan Grundberg, vegetable specialist with CCE and host of Eastern New York Vegetable News podcast, talks with a local farmer about messaging and the shift to online sales during the COIVID-19 pandemic. Download the transcript PDF (forthcoming).

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Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program

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