Food and Agri Executive Management Program

Ed Oyer, center, standing

Photo: Ann Oyer Keith

Recognizing International Rural Women's Day, Photo: C. Knight/Cornell

Photo: C.Knight/Cornell

IARD students in India, 2014

IARD students in India, 2014

IARD Student in India

Ronnie Coffman, right, Director of International Programs

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Photo: Emma Quilligan13 January 2017 - The IARD 6020 class received a warm welcome at both the US Embassy and Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development HQ in Yangon


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Edwin Burnell Oyer: “An Inspiration to Everyone”

Dec 9, 2016
A man who leads a life well-lived and well-liked is often recognized in his passing by those whom he has touched. We were able to gather a few words and images of Edwin Burnell Oyer, international professor emeritus in vegetable crops, who died on November 15, 2016, at the age of 89. Many people in horticulture and International Programs at Cornell and in institutions globally will always remember the kindness, expertise, and wise counsel they received from Ed during his professional life.
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Ronnie Coffman receives Cornell’s highest faculty honor

Ronnie Coffman
Dec 5, 2016
Ronnie Coffman, International Professor of Plant Breeding at Cornell University, Director of International Programs, vice-chair of the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative, and principal investigator for the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat project, has been named the Andrew H. & James S. Tisch Distinguished University Professor at Cornell. It is the university’s highest distinction awarded to a faculty member. Read more

Five NYYI students attend 2016 World Food Prize

Nov 16, 2016
In mid-October, the top students representing the New York Youth Institute (NYYI) spent three days at the World Food Prize Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa. The five NYYI winners had the opportunity to interact with Nobel and World Food Prize Laureates, over 1000 global leaders from more than 65 countries, and 400 outstanding high school students and professors from across the United States. Read more

Photo Essay: Empowering rural women a key component of international agriculture and rural development

Photo Credit: Linda McCandless, International Programs, CALS
Oct 14, 2016
“Empowering rural women is a key component of international agricultural and rural development,” said William ‘Ronnie’ Coffman, director of International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (IP-CALS). “There is a growing recognition that successfully achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals — indeed, any meaningful change in the health and well-being of a country’s population — requires an understanding of the needs of rural women and how to ensure their participation.” Read more