New York State Impact

The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is proud to support Cornell’s Land Grant mission for New York State, advancing the lives and livelihoods of the state’s citizens through teaching, research, special programs, and public service. This mission’s ideals were considered revolutionary when the federal Morrill Land Grant Acts were enacted in 1862 and 1890: that a land-grant university education should be open to all qualified students, regardless of class, ethnicity, race, or gender, and must merge practical scientific and technical education with classical studies in the humanities.

Learn more about Cornell’s Land-Grant Mission.

Image of Rebecca Phillips, left, a regional dairy processing specialist with Cornell Dairy Foods Extension, helps John and Sammi Collins bottle their new high-protein chocolate milk drink in Cornell’s Food Processing and Development Laboratory.

Dairy Innovation Program Nurtures the Cream of the Crop

For SC Johnson College entrepreneurship lecturer Ken Rother, Cornell's Dairy Runway Program is “very Socratic”–a dialogue to road-test suppositions.

Image of Jim Mastrianni, MBA ’06, at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs.

Saratoga Springs Business Leader Receives NYS Hometown Alumni Award

Jim Mastrianni, MBA ’06, is the 12th recipient of the Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award.

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Contemporary Challenges in Affordable Housing: Addressing current issues with innovative solutions

The Center for Real Estate and Finance brought together leaders in development, preservation, financing, and policy within affordable housing in a dynamic exchange of ideas about modern-day challenges and solutions.

A person reaches for a package of frozen meat at the farmers market.

Scanner data can help NYS farmers boost market sales

Researchers partnered with NYS livestock farmers using point-of-sale technology, then analyzed their market transactions and uncovered insights that could increase farmers' profits.

A young child in a field holding fresh carrots

Farm-to-School Food Program a Net Positive, Study Finds

Farm-to-school programs, which bring healthy foods to children and support rural economic development, actually work from an economic perspective in at least one upstate New York school district, according to new Cornell research.

A young man and older woman looking at a new heat pump installed next to a house, with the house porch and railing in the background.

Undergrad Helps Ithaca Landlords, Tenants Switch to Clean Energy

Kristinko Mato ’24 is working to install efficient heat pumps in units rented by low- and moderate-income tenants, reducing costs and emissions.

New York State Impact by the Numbers

  • 57 Speakers from NYS-HQ’d companies
  • $25M Grant-funded projects serving NYS
  • 40 NYS-based classroom projects
  • 13K Alumni working in NYS