Kathleen King ‘79 Recalls her SUNY Cobleskill Start, Tate’s Bake Shop Acclaim

Kathleen King

You probably know the cookies to look at them – and almost certainly to taste them. The award-winning, multimillion-dollar chocolate chip cookie that Tate’s Bake Shop has perfected is the creation of Kathleen King, who founded Tate’s in 2000 before selling the business in 2018. With cookies available in supermarkets nationwide, and praise from the

Fantastic Fall for Fighting Tigers

Dillon VanDemortel and Natalie Honken and Gregoire Deidhiou

Propelled by the momentum of NEAC naming a record 43 Scholar Athletes, the Fighting Tigers reached new heights in the Fall 2018 athletic seasons. Two runners, Natalie Honken ‘22 and Dillon VanDemortel ’22, completed impressive debut seasons for the Women’s and Men’s Cross Country teams respectively. Honken earned top 10 finishes in fields of 71

Coby Community Lends Helping Hands

Group of faculty and staff volunteers

As participants of the hot meal service program “Saturday’s Bread,” in Oneonta, SUNY Cobleskill student-volunteers serve meals twice per semester to community members in need. However, there was something different about 2018’s mid-December meal service, says Matthew Barney, SUNY Cobleskill’s Coordinator of Community Engagement. “The December service was the first one we’ve done with only

Thinking Like a Consumer

Dr. Sophie Ano

Growing up in France, Dr. Sophie Ano’s (formerly Dr. Winter) earliest experiences with food systems differ drastically from the ones she researches in the U.S. Characterized by outdoor markets, and acclaimed for its artisanal products, French food culture resembles a system of trade many Americans only experience at farmers’ markets. “The culture is very much

Dairy Judging Dominance Starts with Education

Dairy Judging Team members and coach at the 2018 World Dairy Expo

Few colleges boast the same dairy judging success experienced at SUNY Cobleskill. In 2017, SUNY Cobleskill won first place in the International Post-Secondary Dairy Judging Contest’s team competition, giving the College its eighth victory in the contest’s history. At 2018’s competition, in Madison, Wisconsin, SUNY Cobleskill took home its second championship in as many years.

The Iroquois Indian Museum’s Research Collection

The Iroquois Indian Museum

In a ceremony held during Homecoming and Family Weekend 2018, SUNY Cobleskill welcomed new additions to the Iroquois Indian Museum’s Library Research Collection, housed in the Van Wagenen Library archives. The collection adds to the library’s stock of rare and one-of-a-kind books – especially those regarding the origins of food items with regional roots. Thousands

A Collection Unlike Any Other

Culinary Books in Library Collection

Think about your favorite cookbook. Faded pencil marks remind you to substitute cream for butter. Another page stirs up memories of pasta perfection. Each recipe tells a story. Plastic coverings on the cookbooks at Van Wagenen Library distinguish the cookbooks at SUNY Cobleskill from the ones in your kitchen. What these cookbooks lack in stains

Whichever Path you Follow, SUNY Cobleskill is where to Begin

a professor and two animal science students check over a dairy cow with a stethoscope

For many, the path into SUNY Cobleskill begins before undergraduate study. The College in High School Program (CIHS) creates opportunities for high school learners to access SUNY Cobleskill programs, in more than 30 subjects including marketing, financial accounting, and foreign languages. Each creates a possibility for students to transition into higher education programs. Additionally, SUNY

The Evolution of Composting at SUNY Cobleskill

It would be easy to take composting for granted at SUNY Cobleskill. With a farm, greenhouses, and animal barns on campus, the College regularly composts. Prior to the 2015-2016 academic year however, the College lacked a definitive plan; while individual members of the College community were composting, some campus facilities, including dining halls, remained without

In Every Sense the “Food Campus”

The Carriage House Cafe and General Store

When we talk about food at SUNY Cobleskill, we mean more than what is on your plate. As the “food campus,” a SUNY Cobleskill education spans the entire food system, from research and production to food communication and policy. Farm to table is just the start. Our commitment to supporting food systems improves the present,