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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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CCGCD Annual Meeting and Dinner with Special Guest Prof. Helene Dillard

Come on out to the Cornell Club of the Greater Capital District
Annual Meeting and Dinner with Special Guest Prof. Helene Dillard

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When: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, beginning at 5:45 pm

Location: Altamont, NY

What: Annual Meeting and Dinner of the Cornell Club of the Greater Capital District with Special Guest Speaker Prof. Helene Dillard, Director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Where: Indian Ladder Farms, 342 Altamont Voorheesville Rd., Altamont, NY 12009

Who: Our guest speaker, Dr. Helene Dillard is, since 2002, the director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Prof. Dillard oversees 1,700 employees around the state, including about 500 educators. (Did you know that 2013 is also the 101st anniversary of the Cornell Cooperative Extension?) An expert on a host of agricultural issues, Prof. Dillard specializes in “rot”, that is, the biology, ecology and sustainable management of fungal pathogens of vegetable crops. She has promised to bring along “disease specimens.” Her program is living testament to the 150 years of good coming from Cornell’s 150-year status as the state’s Land Grant University.

This is sure to be a lively, informative event with a beautiful back drop. Annual meeting and club officer vote, too.

Timing: 5:45-7:00: Schmoozing; Optional hayride to orchard (weather permitting); Potential tasting of NYS wines (to be confirmed).

7:00: Buffet dinner, coffee and dessert featuring local farm produce. Vegetarian option(s) will be available.

7:20: Annual meeting/vote for officers (during meal)

7:30-8:30 (start concurrent with dessert and coffee) Dr. Helene Dillard – presentation and Q&A

Cost: $25.00 per participant

What about rain? Indoor seating accommodates up to 40 people. If the weather forecast is good and an outdoor event is permitted, we may open up additional registration in the days immediately preceding the event.

More event info: Cliff Rohde ’87 at ccr7@cornell.edu.

For registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.

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Cornell Annual Fund | Contribute today for Tax Year 2012

Cornell Annual FundA message from Bob Katz, ’69:

Bringing students together from across disciplines to advance sustainable architecture around the globe … establishing an intellectual hub for research and training from 24 different departments through the Cornell Population Center … uniting the varied strengths of economics programs across the university’s colleges and schools … a lot has been happening on the Hill!


Your support of the Cornell Annual Fund enables collaborative opportunities like these to continue across campus, each and every year. I hope you will renew your support this year with a gift of $100 to the Annual Fund to advance more of the university-wide programs that set Cornell apart.


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With thanks and best wishes for a happy & healthy 2013,

Bob Katz ’69
Cornell Annual Fund National Chair


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