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    Fruitful Friendship: Bittner is 2017 Friend of Extension

    Through his involvement with agriculture organizations across New York state and as owner and general manager of Bittner-Singer Orchards, Jim Bittner has developed many strong friendships through the years. On Thursday, Dec. 7, one relationship in particular was on full display as Cornell Cooperative Extension recognized Bittner with the organization’s 2017 Friend of Extension award.

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    CCE helps Cornell group explore future of indoor farming

    Indoor farming entrepreneurs and experts came to Cornell in early November with a goal: leverage the innovation at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to create viable businesses for local vegetables and produce grown indoors. CCE Broome Agricultural Economic Development Specialist Laura Biasillo, one of the presenters, said: “CCE is the ‘boots on the ground,’ providing everything from technical assistance to the business planning, cost analysis and financing needed by startups and business that are expanding.”

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  • Extension summer interns recount helping New York businesses, communities

    Stepping up to the podium at the 2017 Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) internship reception Oct. 11, at Cornell Biotech, 26 students shared their experiences of working at CCE county association offices across the state this summer. One theme emerged from each presenter: an enhanced appreciation for purpose-driven research through hands-on community engagement.

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  • Extension helps New York farmers share harvest with hurricane victims

    CCE Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Team Vegetable Specialist Maire Ullrich connects New York State growers with Feeding America food banks to bring NYS produce to hurricane-ravaged areas.

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Karl Pillemer

Research focused on aging and the family, long-term and palliative care, developing models for translational research, and studies of elder wisdom.