This month brought the first freeze across much of New York State and with it, snow. The end of the fall semester and beginning of the spring semester on SUNY campuses sees a lot of beautifully cold weather (AKA, activities). Since SUNY has campuses on Long Island, in New York City, the Adirondack Mountains, on a Great Lake, near the Canadian Border, and close to Niagara Falls, the weather itself varies but climate is very similar: cold, cold, cold!
If you’re anything like me, you always look for reasons to stay indoors and rationalize “guilty pleasures” like a few extra calories in a day or adventurous up-takings. So, in the spirit of Arctic-like temperatures, here are 5 Things That The Cold Weather Gives You Excuses To Do:
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand checks out some of the products made by Morrisville State students during New York State Farm Day. The college showcased an array of food samples during the annual event which boasts New York State agricultural products.
Photo by Corey Hayes
Morrisville State College recently displayed some of its tasty fare in Washington, D.C.
The college showcased an array of food samples during New York Farm Day, an annual event which boasts New York State agricultural products.
The event, sponsored by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, brought together producers of New York’s award-winning wines, farm-fresh products and seafood, as well as leading restaurateurs from across New York State, to showcase some of New York’s very best.
“As a member of the Agriculture Committee, I am focused on improving the health of our economy and the health of our families,” Gillibrand said. “From rising childhood obesity and outdated nutritional standards to the economic crisis facing our dairy farmers and specialty crop farmers, agriculture issues in Washington affect families in every corner of New York. Strengthening our agricultural sector and promoting good nutrition for New Yorkers are essential to our long-term health and economic growth.”
Did you know that New York State designated the apple as the official state fruit in 1976?
New York is the second largest apple producing state in the United States, producing about 2.5 million bushels of apples annually. Among the 10 common varieties of apples, Cortland apples remain one of the the most popular and most produced apples in New York state. In order to ensure that our state has the best quality of apples, New York has adopted cutting edge technology in the production process; farmers across the state have pioneered the development of controlled atmosphere storage of apples and adapt new scientific and natural techniques that cut down on the usage of chemicals.
From seed to sale, SUNY has a lot to do with its state fruit! Click past the jump to see!
A Morrisville Mustang is making a spectacular debut. The jaunty college icon is the theme of this year’s famed corn maze at the popular Critz Farms in Cazenovia.
Critz Farms and Morrisville State partnered to design the giant Mustang Madness Corn Maze which features more than eight acres of challenging twists. The maze opens Sept. 14 and also marks the beginning of the Critz Farms Fall Harvest Celebration which runs through Oct. 27.
On Oct. 19, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to join in the fun during Morrisville State Day at Critz Farms. Also on the agenda that day is entertainment by the Twin Magicians (for all ages) from 1-4 p.m., face painting, a Haunted Barn for Little Monsters (ages 3-11), and more.
See What SUNY Alumni are Accomplishing This Week!
In addition to our regular Alumni Profile series, we hear about great things our graduates are doing around the country. Why not share them?
Recent SUNY New Paltz graduate Kaleigh Griffin produced such a captivating senior thesis documentary this spring that she has been asked to remove it from the Web pending film festival entries and distribution.
University at Albany and SUNY Fredonia alumna Susan Amatuzzo has been named SUNY Fredonia Campus and Community Children’s Center director.
Jazz vocalist Melissa Morgan, a SUNY Purchase College alumna, heads to the West Coast this month to perform at the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland.
SUNY Potsdam awarded the Distance Education Award to Stony Brook University alumnus Jason F. Schreer, a biology professor at the North Country campus.
This month, Morrisville State College will exhibit high-tech farming in Onondaga Lake at the Great New York State fair with help from alumni.
Nassau Community College and SUNY Purchase College alumnus Joe Mannetti has been named recipient of the 11th Annual Dorothy Award.