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Growth Beyond The Field: Summer Interns Explore Extension For NYS Dairy

By Caroline Stamm '24

The Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) works with farmers, farm advisors and state agencies to conduct research and advise on the nutrient management of field crops across New York State. This summer, the program welcomed Dairy Sustainability and Precision Agriculture interns, who were mentored by Postdoctoral Associates, the team's Crop and Data Specialist, a PhD student, and Cornell Cooperative Extension specialist Janice Degni. We sat down with students before and after the summer to document their growth!

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