Science for Life

The Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station is dedicated to sustainable "science for life," in its two core separate but related functions -- the operation of world-class research facilities throughout the state and the generation and application of research-based knowledge through the administration of federal formula grants. 


New Institute for Climate Change & Agriculture

Farmers have always been at the forefront of responding to variations in the weather, and they have relied on their ingenuity and resourcefulness to make proactive changes to their operations to remain profitable and protect the land. But Farmers are facing a different reality now with climate change, where the certainty of the weather has become increasingly unpredictable.

“The new Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture (CICCA) will support farmers in adapting to the changes in our climate, that are already underway,” says Allison Chatrchyan, the institute’s new director.

Extreme weather events can cause flooding of agricultural land.

CICCA will act as a clearinghouse to get Cornell’s research, education, and decision-tools out to farmers, but will also help form strategic partnerships with farmers, government agencies, and industry to share information to help the entire agriculture sector become more resilient and able to take advantage of new opportunities.

Learn more about CICCA

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