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Cornell’s Brown recognized for contributions to horticulture

The search for the Next Big Thing in apples is never ending, and a breeder working in Geneva at Cornell AgriTech is being honored for her contributions to that pursuit.

Susan Brown, who heads Cornell’s apple-breeding program, has been named a Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to horticulture through research, teaching, extension work and leadership in the horticulture industry.

“I am honored to receive this award,” she said Monday. “This award also honors the many students, staff (especially Kevin Maloney) and summer scholars who contribute to our research and the breeding program.”

Brown is the former director of what is now Cornell AgriTech, formerly called the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station.

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