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Are We Approaching a Post-Antibiotic Era? If so, What’s the Connection to Animal Agriculture?

 The introduction to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) report asks people to imagine a “post-antibiotic era,” in which common infections and minor...

Ronald Gardner, Cornell University

Updated: November 02, 2016

Ronald D. Gardner (Ron)He is a Senior Extension Associate at Cornell University in the Pesticide Management Education Program where his primary job is the...

Larry Smart, Cornell University

Farm Energy Updated: August 16, 2016

Larry Smart, a professor in Cornell University’s Department of Horticulture since July 2009, is a plant geneticist and physiologist who has been a leader of...

Mary Peabody, University of Vermont Extension

Mary Peabody is a Community & Economic Development Specialist with University of Vermont Extension. She is passionate about working with small-scale farmers...

Land-Grant Universities at the Forefront of Unmanned-Aircraft Research and Testing

Nation prepares to develop standards and protocols for widespread useA 2012 Congressional mandate directed the Federal Aeronautics Administration (FAA) to...

Pollination Security for Fruit and Vegetable Crops in the Northeast

Bee Health Updated: May 19, 2016

Researchers work to make crop pollination sustainable in the Northeast

Timothy Volk, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Farm Energy Updated: April 12, 2016

Dr. Timothy Volk has more than 25 years of experience working in the fields of forestry, agroforestry, short-rotation woody crops, bioenergy, and...

Elizabeth Shephard, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 30, 2016

Elizabeth Shephard is the leader of the Encourage Kids to Eat Healthy Foods CoP content group. She works for the University of Florida Institute of Food and...

Elizabeth Smith, Ohio State University Extension

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 30, 2016

Elizabeth (Liz) Smith is a SNAP-Ed Regional Program Specialist for Ohio State University Extension. Liz covers a 30 county region of program assistants who...

Kamala Glenn-Taylor, MFLN Family Development Guest Blog Author

Military Families Updated: March 24, 2016

Kamala Glenn-Taylor earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica W.I. and a Bachelors of Arts in...

From Plant to Plate: Benefits of Farm to School Programs

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

There are many farm-to-school programs, at the national, state, and regional level. The overarching objectives of these programs are uniform; to incorporate...

Annette Marchbanks, Liverpool Central School District

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 17, 2016

Annette is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Food Service Management and Nutrition. She also has a graduate degree in...

Brian Raison, The Ohio State University

Community, Local and Regional Food Systems Updated: February 09, 2016

Brian Raison serves as an Assistant Professor at Ohio State University with over 17 years in the Department of Extension. His specializations are in...

Phil D'Adamo-Damery, Virginia Tech

Community, Local and Regional Food Systems Updated: February 09, 2016

Phil D’Adamo-Damery is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, at Virginia Tech. He works...

The California Drought: Everybody’s Business

  If you ate your five servings (or more) of vegetables or snacked on a handful of walnuts or grapes today, chances are they all grew somewhere in...

Karen Funkenbusch

Ag Safety and Health Updated: December 15, 2015

Karen Funkenbusch is an instructor in the Division of Food Systems and Bioengineering Department of Agricultural Systems Management Program at the University...

Salmonella and Backyard Chickens

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: December 14, 2015

Outbreaks in humans of Salmonella infection, or salmonellosis, linked to live poultry in backyard flocks continue to occur. In an outbreak occurring during...

Polar Vortex, California Drought, Alaskan Heat Wave, Climate Change: What’s With the Weird Weather?

Updated: November 16, 2015

Will “polar vortex” top the charts as 2014’s Word of the Year? Most Americans had probably never heard the term for the strong, frigid winds that normally...

Maintaining a Mean, Green Lawn using IPM

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: November 16, 2015

Most homeowners enjoy a thick, green lawn, and as the weather gets warmer, keeping that lawn green and clean will get more challenging. Too much water can...

Jack Whittier

Beef Cattle Updated: November 04, 2015

Dr. Jack C. Whittier is an Extension Beef Specialist and Associate Professor at Colorado State University. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in 1979 and a...

Keep the Happy in Your Winter Holidays: Stay Warm and Safe

Most of us look forward to the fall and winter holidays as times for celebrating, feasting, homecoming, and gathering, connecting with our deepest...

Migrant Farm Workers: Our Nation's Invisible Population

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Updated: October 05, 2015

By Eduardo González, Jr., State Diversity Specialist, Cornell University Cooperative Extension Farm workers in United StatesBetween 1 and 3 million migrant...

Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E): Creating Jobs, Building Community

Updated: September 29, 2015

 “The people have spoken. Let’s make these projects into priorities.” *When established businesses stagnate, fail, downsize, or relocate elsewhere,...

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Current and Looming Challenge

The scope of the challenge A new report estimates that the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease will triple in coming decades, both globally and in the U.S.,...

Virtual Economics: Bitcoin and Beyond

The myriad voices publicly explaining, debating, arguing, sniping, and prognosticating about the future of the new digital “cryptocurrency”  Bitcoin,...

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