“Tortillas de Maiz” by Nathan Kalb

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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Edwin Burnell Oyer: “An Inspiration to Everyone”

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
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