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Organic is one of the most dynamic and fast-growing segments of the U.S. agricultural market and is an increasingly important engine of growth for New York's farmers, large and small. Cornell supports organic agriculture and dairy through numerous research and extension activities.

The research and outreach at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) address the needs of communities in New York, the United States and around the globe. Advancing organic agriculture is the focus of many long- and short-term research projects at Cornell.

Major Cornell-led Organic Projects

Organic Dairy Initiative

Provides information to all parts of the organic dairy industry, including: consumer, dairy retailer, dairy processor, organic certifier, and farmers.

Organic Cropping Systems Project

A collaborative effort between scientists and organic farmers. The intent is to find methods for improving organic cropping systems for better soil and pest management.