Northeast

NY governor announces $25M initiative to improve housing for farmworkers

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Nov. 17 a new $25 million package in grants and loans to improve housing conditions for farmworkers and to protect the health and safety of this critical workforce. The... more »

Virtual roundtable discussion on grape growing, winemaking set

Join industry stakeholders and Extension educators on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. ET, for a virtual roundtable discussion on winemaking, grape growing and more. During this webinar, Penn State and Maryland Extension specialists... more »

NYS climate assessment project has Cornell reps

To explore how the warming environment will affect New York’s communities, ecosystems and economy, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul named several Cornellians to the state’s Climate Impacts Assessment project. The group will conduct research and then suggest how... more »

New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference goes online Dec. 13-17

Participants can enjoy the New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference from the comfort of their own living room. The conference will be online this year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. The program will be... more »

Apple Variety Field Day Showcase to be held Oct. 27

Penn State Extension will hold a free Variety Field Day Showcase in which attendees can sample a variety of apples and learn about the backgrounds of each one. The field day will be held Wednesday,... more »

Blockchain technology, produce and the digital economy

It's 2021, almost 2022, and the rate of technological innovation in our economy and society continues apace. What emerging tools could give Pennsylvania wholesale growers a competitive advantage and reduce barriers to financial success? Technology... more »

Cornell hort team leader Marvin Pritts among honorees for excellence

Ten faculty members have been selected to receive Stephen H. Weiss Awards honoring excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring, Cornell University President Martha E. Pollack announced Oct. 18. “The Weiss Awards highlight the centrality of... more »

Novel lighting system designed for machine vision module of ag robots

A novel camera system using active lighting devised by Penn State researchers may be a crucial step in developing machine vision systems that allow robotic devices to more clearly "see" the agricultural targets with which... more »

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