The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County played a significant role in development of software that earlier this month captured the $1 Million prize in an international contest hosted by Tulane University.
Judy Wright said onThursday’s Finger Lakes Morning News Severson’s work highlights the importance of the extension offices.
Cornell bested three semi-finalists chosen from Cornell and 76 other entrants in the challenge to develop software to mitigate nitrogen runoff from farms and the impact it has on bodies of water, including the Gulf of Mexico.
She quipped that she’s not expecting a portion of the million dollar prize will make its way to the extension’s Grant Av. offices.