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President Skorton tours CUAES facilities

On July 22, Cornell University President David Skorton and his wife Robin Davisson, Professor, Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Cell and Developmental Biology, Weill Cornell Medical College, learned more about research and other activities going on at facilities near campus managed by the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (CUAES).

Tour stops included the East Ithaca Research Farm, where Department of Horticulture faculty conduct research on using high tunnels to extend the growing season for berries and cut flowers, and Dilmun Hill Student Farm, where student managers explained their cropping systems and organic pest management practices.

CUAES is dedicated to sustainable “science for life” in its two core functions — the operation of world-class research facilities throughout New York and the generation and application of research-based knowledge through the administration of federal formula grants.

Update [8/11/2011]: More pictures at CALS flickr.

Marvin Pritts, Department of Horticulture chair, explains his high tunnel research at East Ithaca Research Farm to President David Skorton and Robin Davisson.

Marvin Pritts, Department of Horticulture chair, explains his high tunnel research at East Ithaca Research Farm to President David Skorton and Robin Davisson.

President Skorton heads to the field with student managers at Dilmun Hill Student Farm

President Skorton heads to the field with student managers at Dilmun Hill Student Farm

President Skorton and his wife Robin Davisson exchange ideas with students at Dilmun Hill.

President Skorton and his wife Robin Davisson exchange ideas with students at Dilmun Hill.

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