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Yidi is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Psychology. She is interested in exploring how different subjects can serve as an artistic method and combine with psychology to contribute to the variety of therapeutic approaches. Her family has been participating in the local collaborated farms at Schenectady for many years. During the pandemic, she noticed that the farm work not only served as a way of planting and harvesting but also brought residents a sense of achievement and became a great way of relaxation and reducing the pressure and loneliness due to isolation. As an Army Veteran, she also hopes to support the Veteran group’s mental health by providing opportunities for them to use their agricultural skills from the military.

Incubator Program to Support Beginning Farmers at CCE Tioga’s Hilltop Community Farm

By Yidi Wang / June 14, 2022

There are many ways to learn about farming, and in recent years the number of online learning and digital resources available has drastically increased. But hands-on training offers something special. The experience and knowledge gained can help beginning farmers launch their careers, from growing vegetables to raising livestock, and more.  One such opportunity is being…

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aerial view of sheep grazing in solar array

How Agriculture and Renewable Energy Can Work Together: The Case for Sheep and Solar Panels

By Yidi Wang / June 8, 2022

Land size has always been a crucial factor in agriculture. As New York State is pushing to reach the 70% renewable energy goal by 2030, the continued growing number of renewable energy industries could occupy up to 129,600 acres of land. However, farmland will be within that acreage, as farms can offer unique combinations of…

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