Cornell University New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, located in Geneva, N.Y., is one of the leading horticulture research and extension institutes worldwide. The station s campus is a part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of Cornell University. It was established in 1880, and has more than 250 employees and over 50 professors. Cornell University New York State Agricultural Experiment Station s various academic programs are housed in four departments, horticultural sciences, plant pathology, entomology, and food science and technology. The institution focuses on improving the genetics, cultivation, protection, postharvest handling, and processing of fruit and vegetable crops.