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Dan Olmstead

Dan Olmstead

NEWA Coordinator

IPM House, 607 W. North St., Cornell AgriTech, Geneva, NY 14456

Area of work

Development of real-time insect pest and plant disease risk assessment models and tools throughout the northeast, mid-Atlantic, and upper-Midwest United States. Management of the NEWA open-access online decision aide system at

Education and related experience

  • M.S. Entomology, Cornell University, 2015
  • B.S. Environmental Science, Nazareth College of Rochester, 1999
  • Natural Resources Extension Educator, Cornell University Cooperative Extension, 2000-2002
  • Researcher and laboratory manager, Cornell University 2005-2016


  • Maintain and promote the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA), a network of grower-owned weather stations throughout the eastern United States.
  • Work with researchers and growers to develop insect and plant disease digital forecasting tools for real time agricultural management decisions.

Memberships and Service



Cornell University Cooperative Extension

  • Digital Agriculture Program Work Team
  • Tree Fruit and Berries Program Work Team
  • Vegetable Program Work Team

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