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Organic at Cornell Program Work Management Team

A. Fay Benson

SCNY Regional Dairy & Field Crops Team, Small Dairy Support
Areas of Interest
- organic dairy, on-farm processing, pasture management, grazing heifers

Gregory Peck

Assistant Professor
My research addresses the challenges of sustainably and profitably producing tree fruits. Current projects focus on soil ecology in high-density orchards, value-added products (i.e., hard cider), and sustainable management practices and systems.

Matthew Ryan

Assistant Professor
Over the next decades, agriculture will undergo a transformation as farmers learn to produce more food while decreasing the environmental impact of their practices. Between feeding another two billion people and adapting to climate change, we face unprecedented challenges. However, at the same time, there has never been as much interest in agriculture as more and more consumers want to know the origins of their food and new farmers are increasingly from non-farm backgrounds.

Abby Seaman

Vegetable IPM Coordinator
In collaboration with Cornell faculty, Cornell Cooperative Extension field staff, and IPM Program staff, foster and support the adoption of IPM practices among NY vegetable producers. 

Crystal Stewart

Extension Vegetable Specialist
Crystal's areas of emphasis include organic horticulture, small and beginning farmers assistance, and basic farm business management.