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Jenny Crist Kohn and her brother, Joel Crist '10, transport apples grown at their family orchard in Walden, New York.

LEAD NY develops leaders in state’s ag community

Feb 19, 2019

LEAD NY – formally the Empire State Food and Agricultural Leadership Institute – has been helping develop leaders in New York’s agricultural industries for 34 years, and boasts nearly 500 alumni who serve in local and national leadership roles.

Performing our Future

Teaching practicum planned for Rural Humanities Initiative

Feb 6, 2019

A new Rural Humanities scholarly initiative, funded for four years by a million-dollar grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will leverage Cornell’s position in central New York to reinvigorate thinking about – and active engagement with – rural communities and landscapes. Scott Peters of Development Sociology will co-teach the practicum with Debra Castillo and Gerald Aching.

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LEAD NY Advances Team Building Around the World

Jan 25, 2019

Effective, well-functioning teams don’t come together by happenstance – just ask team-building expert Larry Van De Valk, senior extension associate in the Department of Development Sociology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.