Cornell University: Turner Fellows to advance agricultural development research at Cornell

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Eight graduate students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) arrived at Cornell in August as the inaugural cohort of Thomas Wyatt Turner Fellows, as participants in a one-year program designed to support next-generation leaders in inclusive and sustainable agricultural development.

At Cornell, the Turner Fellows are taking graduate courses and engaging in research, and on August 31, they were celebrated by the Cornell community at a welcome reception attended by Cornell faculty mentors, and program partners across the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the Graduate School.

“As our state’s Land-Grant university, Cornell is proud of its commitment to opportunity,” said Ben Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of CALS. “We work every day to deliver on this commitment to engage and strengthen our communities by addressing real-world needs. And we look forward to your partnership in this work.”

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