Cornell AgriTech, a preeminent center for food and agricultural research, will celebrate its 140th anniversary by opening its doors to the public on August 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The open house will showcase the campus’ impact on New York’s food and agricultural industries.
Audiences of all ages are invited to enjoy a variety of interactive science related activities at the event to learn about the important role science plays in New York food and agricultural products. Audiences at the event will have the opportunity to do the following (subject to change):
- Look through a high powered microscope at New York crop diseases.
- Check out some creepy crawly insects and learn about their biology.
- Discover how various food and craft beverage companies produce favorite products deliciously and safely through Cornell AgriTech expertise and innovation.
- Find out how researchers develop new apple, grape and vegetable varieties.
- Get insight on what it takes to implement lake friendly lawn care.
- Peruse the many weeds growing in our area and get some tips and tricks on how to manage them.
- Enjoy a walking history tour of the Cornell AgriTech campus.
- Go on tours of research farms and greenhouses
- Meet some “friendly insects”.
- Explore the many unique ways to grow vegetables.
- See some of the tractors we use in our research farm operations.
- Watch researchers operate drones and robots used to analyze crop health.
- And much, much more!
Cornell AgriTech’s open house is open to audiences of all ages. Parking is available at Jordan Hall at 630 North St. Geneva, NY. No registration is required.
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About Cornell AgriTech
Part of Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell AgriTech is a center for research, outreach and education that serves an evolving agricultural sector in New York state valued at over $36.7 billion a year. Renowned scientists at Cornell AgriTech conduct ground-breaking, interdisciplinary research and discovery in laboratories and 900 acres of fields, orchards and vineyards in Geneva, NY. The work of Cornell AgriTech faculty, staff and students covers the continuum of food and plant research from farm to fork, from plant pests to biofuels, and from food security to climate change.