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    Save the Date: Agribusiness Tour Oct. 11

    Join us for our first organized agribusiness tour of four prominent farms, orchards, and brewers to get up close and personal with farmers and producers. We will travel by coach to area farms, enjoy lunch, tour a malt house, and conclude with a tour and tasting at Rohrbach Pub & Brewery. Look for our email in late August with details, cost, and how to register to reserve your place. More details below.


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  • Business Networking

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  • Scholarships

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  • Essay Contest

    Rochester area high school juniors compete for prizes and sharpen their critical thinking skills in our annual competition.

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Agribusiness Tour: From Farm to Table

Join us Oct. 11 for our first organized agribusiness tour, which is your chance to learn about new plant varieties, methods and technologies, and better understand the roles Cornell plays in upstate agribusiness, including the challenges producers face.

Agribusiness has a huge impact on the state's economy, with the Finger Lakes region as the center of New York agriculture having the largest amount of farmland in the state and ranking first in total amount of farm sales.

Contact John Bruns.

Tentative Itinerary:
  • Zingler Farms: Tour of this 580-acre fruit farm on the shores of Lake Ontario.
  • Hurd Orchards: Tour of this family-owned fruit and flower farm and canning company and recipient of the 2016 Landscape Preservation Award for conserving the land and historic buildings and saving heirloom varieties.
  • Lunch at Hurd Orchards including apple desserts
  • Pioneer Malt House Tour: This Rochester company, which grows barley and has worked with Cornell on barley variety trials, produces malted grains for the brewing and distilling industries.
  • Rohrbach Brewing Company Tour & Tasting: Rochester's original craft brewery was founded in 1991.

Volunteers Always Needed

Did you know that all alumni in the Rochester area are automatically members of the Rochester Cornell Club? No dues required.

We invite you to come to our events, join a committee, propose ways the Club can do a better job, or volunteer to help. Specifically, these committees need members:

  • Scholarship: A new committee to administer our annual scholarship program for area Cornell applicants
  • Finance: To oversee scholarship fund investments
  • Programming: To help plan events

If you like speaking to CU applicants, consider joining the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network. CAAAN members contact local candidates who have applied to Cornell, to answer their questions about attending Cornell. We have hundreds of applicants in our area, many of whom go unassigned. To learn about CAAAN: http://caaan.admissions.cornell.edu/
To sign up: https://caaan.admissions. cornell.edu/vol/newmember.cfm


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The Cornell Club of Rochester fosters opportunities for education, fellowship, and social interaction for Cornell University alumni, students, and friends, while serving as an ambassador of the University to the greater Rochester area.

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