Monthly Archives: June 2013

June 25 Annual Meeting a “Rotten” Time

“Rotten” in the sense that Prof. Helene Dillard wowed the crowd with a whole lot of diseased foodstuffs. Moldy cabbage, dead basil, grey mold. You name it, there wasn’t a  plant pathogen we didn’t get a chance to learn about and see up close.

Many thanks to Indian Ladder Farms and Pete Ten Eyck and his crew for hosting and feeding us. Many thanks as well to Harmony House Marketplace of Cohoes for providing an educational wine tasting of New York State wines. And very special thanks to Prof. Dillard, who made the trek to be with us and share her knowledge and passion for plant pathology. More than one attendee is rethinking their career choice after listening to Prof. Dillard’s impassioned talk!

The rain even broke before the event, so who really could have asked for more?

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Cornell Alumni at the Track in Saratoga | July 21, 2013

Cornell Day at Saratoga Race Track

Sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Association and the Cornell Club of the Greater Capital District

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Gates Open 10:30 am – First Race 1:00 pm


Join Cornell alumni and friends in the Grandstand for reserved block seating to cheer on the thoroughbreds at the Saratoga Race Track. There are a number of venues on the grounds to buy lunch or you can bring your own to the grandstand. Please note that coolers are not allowed in the Grandstand.

Space is limited so sign up now to reserve your spot.

Reservations Requested by July 12, 2013

$9.00 per person (Includes general admission, a seat in the grandstand). Price of admission to the grounds is not included. Attendees will need to pay a Grandstand Admission Fee of $3 to enter the grounds.


NOTE: Tickets will be mailed the week prior to the event. Please contact Diane Irwin if you will be away during that time to make other arrangements for getting tickets.

Diane Irwin ’94 at

Alumni Event at Millbrook Vineyard and Winery, June 30, 2013

Our Hudson Valley friends are organizing the following:

The Dyson School and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences invite all alumni & family to join us at John Dyson’s Millbrook Vineyards & Winery. Called “the Hudson Valley’s flagship winery” by The New York Times and “a great place to visit” by The Wall Street Journal, the winery is conveniently located in the magnificent Hudson River Valley, just 1.5 hours from both New York City and Albany.

Early summer is a glorious time of the year for all of us to come together for a tour and wine tasting. We will be treated to a tour of the winery, a delicious catered vineyard style lunch, and a wine tasting.

Space is LIMITED and registration is required. 


Transportation is not provided, however Metro-North and shuttle bus information is available at

Date: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Millbrook Vineyard and Winery, 26 Wing Rd, Millbrook, NY 12545
Cost: $25 per person


For more information about this event, please contact Steve Gargano ’98 at