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Dairy board seeks new member (access required)

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Dairy producers are being sought for an open seat on the state’s Dairy Promotion Order Advisory Board. The board makes recommendations to the state agriculture commissioner on marketing promotions, nutrition education and research programs. “The dairy industry is a major ...

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Lawmakers seek to block Romulus incinerator again (access required)

A group of state legislators has introduced bills again to prevent construction of trash incinerators anywhere in the Finger Lakes Watershed, in an attempt to halt Circular energG’s proposed incinerator at the former Seneca Army Deport in Romulus. The legislators ...

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RIT institute doing its part to make industry more sustainable (access required)

Diana Rodriguez Alberto, left, and Shweta Arora (Photo by Gabrielle Plucknette-DeVito/RIT)

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, housed in Sustainability Institute Hall, lists nine different laboratories. But one that’s not on the list is the biggest of all – the building itself. With power or heat or both produced by a ...

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Local colleges offer new and renewed workforce opportunities (access required)

Monroe Community College student Jack Chismar polishes lenses in an optics fabrication lab. Photo supplied by MCC.

In Geneva, students at Finger Lakes Community College ferment wine, hoping their training will provide either a second career in the wine industry or a less-expensive leg up on bachelor’s degree they’ll complete at Cornell University. In North Chili, meanwhile, students at Roberts ...

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After 41 years, Cindy’s Pies is looking for a new slice of life (access required)

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Cindy’s Pies started as a lark back in 1978. That first year, during the Naples Grape Festival, Cindy and Jon Trzeciak wanted to make some Christmas money by selling the local specialty, grape pie. They teamed up with Jon’s twin brother, ...

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Leadership program seeks to foster growth in agriculture industry (access required)

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When it comes to agriculture, the industry is no Silicon Valley. Surveys conducted just a few years ago found that the average American farmer was 58 while the average American computer programmer was 31. The food and agriculture workforce has only gotten older since ...

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From Costa Rica to Cornell, Padilla-Zakour finds her calling in food processing (access required)

Olga Padilla-Zakour of Geneva is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Food Services at the Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Geneva.

When a small company in New York has a bright idea for a new food product, it typically turns to Olga Padilla-Zakour. When a large company, like Wegmans, is thinking of adding a new product line or a new vendor, it ...

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