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Agnes is a Senior in CALS studying Animal Science with minors in Spanish and Entomology. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Agnes has been interested in agriculture and small-scale farming from a young age. Since arriving at Cornell, she has spent much of her time working with sheep, including most recently a research project investigating sheep grazing on solar panel arrays. More broadly, Agnes is interested in community-based farming, agriculture education and outreach, and supporting Spanish speaking farmers.

2021 NYS Farming Predictions Include Limited Labor and Increased Wages

By Agnes Guillo / February 4, 2021

New York State farmers should anticipate increased wages and a continuously tight labor market in 2021, according to Richard Stup, agricultural workforce specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Stup offered his insights during the 2021 Agricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference on January 25. Stup predicted that “ag labor…

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New Cherry Tomatoes Have a Thick Skin

By Agnes Guillo / January 29, 2021

Although cherry tomatoes are a popular agricultural product, these fruits can be challenging to grow as their thin skin is highly prone to cracking during heavy rainfall seasons, while in the field, and even post-harvest. To combat these agricultural challenges, Cornell AgriTech has developed a new cherry tomato variant. The Cherry Ember is celebrated for…

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Reduced Tillage Project Partner Awarded Alliance for Science Farmer of the Year

By Agnes Guillo / January 14, 2021

The Cornell Small Farms Program is excited to share this year’s recipient of the Alliance for Science Farmer of the Year award, Rick and Laura Pedersen! Rick has been an important part of the Cornell Small Farms Program community for a long time. Almost six years ago, he helped launch the Reduced Tillage in Organic…

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Aphid-Eating Ladybugs Supplement Their Diet with Leafy Greens

By Agnes Guillo / January 5, 2021

Ladybugs are an important agricultural tool and help farmers by feeding on aphids, thereby controlling this serious agricultural pest. For this reason, learning which types of plants ladybugs eat, and how to keep these beneficial insects healthy, can be a great advantage for farmers. Most animals have an appetite for five major nutrient groups: carbohydrates,…

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