Professor Michael Gore

Larry Smart, Fred Gouker, and Michelle Serapiglia check willow crosses

Lindsay Wyatt and Michael Mazourek transplanting peppers

Kelly and Alberto selling veggies at the farmer's market on the Ag Quad

Mark Sorrells showing organically grown grains at a field day

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Plant breeding is a critical tool in the fight for food security and responsible environmental stewardship in the 21st century. For more than one hundred years, Plant Breeding and Genetics at Cornell University has been widely recognized for developing novel breeding methodologies and discovering economically important genes and varieties. Ranked the top plant breeding department in the nation, our scientists and students conduct translational research that bridges the gap between fundamental research and its implementation in applied breeding programs. Learn more