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Cornell Research and Extension Priority Listening Sessions

Valerie Ross

Category: Industry

Cornell Research and Extension Priority Listening Sessions:


What research and extension would you like to see from Cornell in the next five years?

You are invited to a listening session to help member of the Cornell Viticulture and Enology Extension teams learn what challenges and opportunities regional industry members currently face.  These sessions are part of a series we are holding in different regions of New York. 

These discussions will guide our planning for industry-driven extension and research plans so that we can most effectively leverage Cornell’s resource to meet industry needs.

This is your chance to tell us, directly, what sort of extension programming and research will help you.

Format:  The format will be an open ended discussion of opportunities and challenges you face as growers and winemakers, as well as short and long-term issues for the industry.  We want to hear from you about your issues.  Chris Gerling, Anna Katharine Mansfield, Tim Martinson, and Jim Meyers (HV)/ Alice Wise (LI) will be on hand to listen to your ideas and guide the discussion.

Outcomes:  Your input will go directly into research/extension priority lists used by local, state, and national funding agencies to support grant proposals.  This includes the New York Wine and Grape foundation,  the New York Farm Viability Institute, and Cornell internal grants programs such as the Cornell Agri-Tech Director’s Venture Fund and others. 

Why this is important:  The native/juice and bulk wine industry has had a set of research and extension priorities in place for several years  (See the NY Farm Viability Institute’s Farmer-identified priority listing for Juice Grapes as an example).  No statewide industry priority list addressing wine production and wine grapes currently exists.  Our goal is to use the input from these regional meetings to produce a list that includes both region-specific and statewide priorities for wine and wine grape production.

The session will begin at 9:00 AM and end by 1:30 PM. The meeting is free and lunch will be provided, but you’ll need to register to attend.

To join us, please register here:

Long Island- Tuesday, August 28

LIHREC 3059 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901

Long Island Wine & Grape Stakeholders Planning Meeting Registration


Hudson Valley- Wednesday, August 29

Ulster County CCE, 232 Plaza Road (Hannaford Plaza), Kingston, NY 12401

Hudson Valley Wine & Grape Stakeholders Planning Meeting Registration


Thank you for helping us put together a producer-driven priority list to address issues important to you and your business.

Alice Wise, Senior Issue Associate- Viticulture, Suffolk CCE

James Meyers, Viticulture Extension Associate, Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program, CCE

Chris Gerling, Enology Extension Associate, Cornell Enology Extension Laboratory

Anna Katherine Mansfield, Associate Professor, Enology Extension Program

Tim Martinson,  Senior Extension Associate, Statewide Viticulture Program