Web Design & Development
The inspiration for the look, layout and functionality of the Cornell Vegetable Program web site resulted from the creativity found at DSD Web Works. In addition, DSD Web Works custom built a complete user friendly content management system (CMS) which allows program staff to easily create and manipulate content. The administrative management back-end allows specialists to create informative abstracts or upload field trials, admins can upload information on new staff members, authorized personnel can add events to the events calendar or simply add an announcement. In addition, the backend helps to easily manage sponsors, event registrants and enrollees.
An e-commerce component has been seamlessly integrated to allow for event registrations, event sponsorships and/or team donations.
All content can be cross linked to multiple and relevant topics and/or crops which allows for the site visitor to easily find relevant events and content.
The Cornell Vegetable Program was released in June of 2012 and upon release the reviews were "glowing".
DSD Web Works is a Cornell University authorized preferred vendor which allows them to immediately start on any Cornell University affiliated website or web application. They have worked directly with Cornell University CIT (Cornell Information Technologies) to obtain desired domain names (subdomains), install SSL Certificates to allow for secure connection and to properly configure server instances to host all team web sites, databases and custom web application scripts.
DSD Web Works is a 20 year old company that offers web development services for governments, businesses and educational institutions. Their services include web site design, custom web applications, SEO and general web consultation. Custom web applications have included seamless RETS Server integration within the Real Estate industry, custom e-commerce solutions and a unique simplification of complex Wastewater Management Program for government entities (more detail on Watershed Management Program). In addition, they offer a complete, worry-free, fully managed Village & Town Government website solution.
DSD Web Works, based in the Finger Lakes of Western New York, was founded in 2001. Today they are a complete web design, web development and Internet marketing company. They strive to provide exclusive, world class web design, development and marketing services to their clients globally. Their web services range from elegant, intuitive and cutting edge website user interface (UI) designs, to complex and functional web applications including complete custom e-commerce solutions and content management solutions (CMS).
What is it like working with DSD Web Works?
Cornell Vegetable Program's Response
"You've made us a site that is gorgeous, modern, extremely functional and customized to our needs and those of our growers."
SCRUB Twilight Workshop Series
September 1, 2021 : Bin Blitz
Experienced growers and UVM's Ag Engineering present new strategies and cleaning tools to increase the efficiency and efficacy of bin cleaning, sanitation and management practices. Lead growers show and tell their bin systems, with lessons learned. Participants leave with a plan to improve/implement new practices.
September 8, 2021 : Low Cost and High Value
Evaluate low-cost (either money or time) improvements that make a big difference. Experience growers show and tell the thrifty improvements they made and summarize lessons learned, including trade-offs of spending money (or not) to lower risks and increase efficiency.
September 15, 2021 : Wash/Pack Floors
Learn to improve or repair a concrete floor so that it is smooth and easy to clean. This workshop highlights concrete repair, cleaning and sanitation techniques, water management, products and resources, as well as show and tell from experienced growers, and Chris Callahan from UVM's Extension Ag Engineering.
September 22, 2021 : Wash Water Management
Experienced growers and facilitators dig into the fundamentals of managing produce wash water, including show and tell with lessons learned about wash water management, use and monitoring of sanitizers. All participants leave with a plan to improve/implement new practices.
September 29, 2021 : Tools for Employee Management and Empowerment
Develop management strategies/systems to retain and empower high-value workers, while improving crew morale and culture. Learn from experienced managers of loyal and reliable crews, the pros and cons of their current management systems, and how they came to be. Participants leave with resources and a plan to improve/implement one or more new practices or strategies.
October 6, 2021 : Bubblers/Aerators for Greens Washing
For growers wanting to install or improve a greens bubbler/aerator. Get feedback from growers who built/improved their own systems. Examine designs and DYI resources, as well as perceived quality and efficiency gains from bubblers as compared to other washing methods. This workshop features a panel of New York growers!