A 360° Look at Local Farms
Creating virtual reality videos that promote local food producers
Before the pandemic, Cornell’s Virtual Embodiment Lab began working with local farmers to create 360-degree videos to raise awareness about the importance of local food systems. With initial filming complete and more farms interested in joining the project, it’s a perfect opportunity for undergraduates to gain experience creating immersive content in collaboration with community partners.
This Engaged Opportunity Grant provides travel funds and stipends for four undergraduate students who are working with faculty, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) staff and local food producers to create new video content. The students are gaining understanding of the role of CCE throughout New York, learning basic 360-degree video filmmaking skills and getting experience working with the rural community in the state.
Andrea Stevenson Won, Department of Communication
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Community partner: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County
- Community partner: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County
Engaged Opportunity Grants
Supporting a wide range of community-engaged learning projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.