Engaged Opportunity Grants

Our Farms, Our Stories: The Results

Presenting the results of an engaged-learning project in which students interviewed farmers and community leaders to help Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County better understand an increasingly diversified regional farming industry.

The Community Development Society and National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals joint conference is a networking and engagement opportunity for community development professionals from around the world. At this conference, the Cornell team is discussing the Our Farms, Our Stories project, which is a collaboration among faculty, students and community partners to interview farmers and community leaders in an effort to better understand and support an increasingly diversified regional farming industry and its contribution to broader community and economic development. This presentation addresses the campus-community partnership that was integral to this project, as well as the ways in which the project catalyzed faculty-extension partnerships involving students and responded to the needs of the agricultural community.

Grant category: Conference Travel

The Team

  • Heidi Mouillesseaux-KunzmanDepartment of Development Sociology
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Andrew Fagan
    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung and Tioga Counties
  • Anu RangarajanCornell Small Farms Program, School of Integrated Plant Sciences – Horticulture
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Todd M. SchmitCharles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
    Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Barb Neal
    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County
  • Lori Sonken
    Institute for the Social Sciences
  • Sarah Nixon ’18, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Michaela Barry ’17, College of Arts and Sciences and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Dan Chamberlain ’18, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Claira Seely ’17, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Community partner: Cornell Cooperative Extension

In The News

MARCH 28, 2017 
Grants address critical needs of New York communities
– Cornell Chronicle


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