Cornell University professor appointed to USDA research foundation board

Courtesy of the US Department of Agriculture
July 31, 2014

The dean of Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will be on the board of a new research foundation set up by the US Department of Agriculture.

Cornell’s Kathryn Boor says the foundation will offer a boost to Upstate New York’s largest farm industry.

“Support for research in the dairy industry that would help our dairy farmers be more productive, more efficient, more profitable – those types of research will be critical to the economic well being of upstate New York.”

Boor adds that research in renewable energy and climate change are also needed upstate.

The federal government set up the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research under the 2014 Farm Bill.

It will launch with $200 million in research money. A group looking to receive a grant must be able to match the money dollar for dollar.