Cornell University is both a private endowed university and the federal land-grant institution of New York State. Each of the fourteen colleges and schools listed below defines its own academic programs; admits its own students; provides a faculty, and advising and support for its students; and confers degrees on its own students, although all degrees are attributed to Cornell University.
David J. Skorton, President, Cornell University
Office of the President
David J. Skorton became Cornell University’s 12th president on July 1, 2006. A seasoned administrator, board-certified cardiologist, biomedical researcher, musician, and advocate for the arts and humanities, President Skorton aims to make Cornell a model combination of academic distinction and public service.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is the second-largest undergraduate college at Cornell University and the third-largest college of its kind in the United States. It has been ranked in national surveys as the best college of agriculture and related sciences in the country.
Kathryn J. Boor, Dean, CALS
Office of the Dean
Kathryn J. Boor, professor and chair of the Department of Food Science at Cornell, is the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences. As the chief academic and administrative officer for CALS, Boor has the primary responsibility for developing and implementing the strategic direction of the college. In addition, she shares responsibility for leadership and advancement of Cornell Cooperative Extension throughout New York state with the dean of Cornell’s College of Human Ecology.
The New York State Agricultural Experiment Station is one of the premier horticulture research and extension institutes in the world. The outstanding faculty, high quality laboratory, greenhouse, and field facilities; state-of-the-art electronic and information resources; and friendly and dedicated employees make the Station an exciting and pleasant place to study and conduct research. The focus of both research and extension programs at Geneva is on the production, protection, and processing of horticulture food crops.
Thomas J. Burr, Director, NYSAES
Burr Home Page
North East Center for Food Entreprenuership (NECFE)
NYSAES, Geneva, NY
NECFE provides comprehensive assistance to beginning and established food entrepreneurs promoting sustainable economic development of rural communities. The Center offers services, outreach and research development opportunities in four critical areas: business and product process development, product safety, process/product technology transfer and product commercialization.
Olga I. Padilla-Zakour, Associate Professor of Food Processing, Director of the New York State Food Venture Center, Associate Chair Food Science & Technology
Padilla-Zakour Home Page
Technical Resources at NYSAES
Scientists the have worked with Tech Farm Tenents
Robert C. Seem
Professor - Plant Pathology
President - Board of Directors, Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park
Seem Home Page
Professor - Horticultural Sciences (Focus on Trichoderma)
Chief Technical Officer - Terrenew, LLC
Entrepreneur - Associated with ABM
Harman Home Page
Associate Chair - Food Science and Technology
Professor - Food Science and Technology
Director - North East Center for Food Entreprenurship
Padilla-Zakour Home Page
Technician - Food Science and Technology, Sample Testing
Associate Professor - Food Science and Technology, Safety & Quality of Food
Worobo Home Page
Associate Professor - Plant Pathology
Working with Vitis Biosciences to develop disease resistant grape root stock vine.
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Professor Emeritus - Food Science
Berrigen Biotechnologies research in the production of Bio-fortified plants and the effects of fruit components on cancer development.
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