Cornell University Agricultural Research and Extension Plans and Reports related to Federal Capacity Funds
 

At Cornell, Federal Capacity Funds are administered strategically to foster integration of applied research and extension programming, and to seed efforts to address emerging issues in the State.

Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station and the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station work collaboratively to determine common priorities and to direct funds to projects which specifically integrate research and extension work. The approach used here to commingle the work of the experiment stations and Cooperative Extension is unique and designed to serve the citizenry of New York State and improve the human condition through excellence in scholarship; tying research, teaching and extension to “real life” challenges and opportunities.

Throughout the process, stakeholder input is key. An Integrated Program/Research/Extension Council advises and informs priority-setting for use of these funds. It also plays an important role in an internal competitive process through which interested investigators (faculty) may apply for federal formula funds for projects with research and extension components that match the current priorities. In addition, we have 34 active Program Work Teams comprised of extension educators, faculty, and stakeholders who work together to develop, implement and evaluate priority programs.

These plans and reports document the impacts of the work done collectively as a result of Federal Formula Funds. Descriptions of the individual work of Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station and the New York State Experiment Station can be found below.
 

Cornell Cooperative Extension Statewide Plans of Work

Reports and Impact Statements

Research & Extension efforts at Cornell University include work from:

 

For more information, contact Celeste Carmichael at cjc17@cornell.edu