GENEVA, N.Y. — Cornell AgriTech, a preeminent center for food and agricultural research in Geneva, NY will celebrate its 140th anniversary by opening its doors to the public on Aug. 13 from 10am to 3pm. 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.
With over 100 years of serving the people of the County, Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension puts to practical use the scholarship and research of Cornell University and the national land grant system in the areas of agriculture and food systems sustainability; nutrition, food safety and security, and obesity prevention; 4-H youth development, and children, youth , and families; environment and natural resources, sustainable energy and climate change; and community and economic vitality. The office is located at 308 Main Street Shop Centre in Waterloo. For more information about this and other programs, please visit our website: www.senecacountycce.org, our Facebook pages: @CCESeneca, @senecacounty4hny, @WildHarvestTable, @CCEsenecaF2S, and contact us at 315-539-9251 or email email@example.com.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Seneca County