Virginia Tech’s new Morrill living-learning community is designed to engage students around the challenges of sustainability. The program will focus on issues of environmental sustainability and provide students opportunities to be involved in research.
David Langston, a professor of plant pathology from the University of Georgia, has been tapped as the new director of the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Suffolk, Virginia.
The history of the Chesapeake Bay tells the history of the environmental movement itself, from its beginnings as a burgeoning social cause in the 1970s to a full-fledged national environmental initiative. As the nation’s largest estuary, it is a living laboratory to study the effects of weather and pollution on delicate ecosystems.
FST Assistant Professor Amanda Stewart focuses on yeast nutritional status in grape juice and must from Vitis vinifera, hybrid and Muscadine wine grapes, developing predictive models for wine fermentation, and the role of fermented foods and beverages in human health and feeding behavior.
Elizabeth Wilson is a rising Junior in Environmental Horticulture with minors in Entomology and Civic Agriculture and Food Systems. She on the Dean's List at Virginia Tech, and is a member of the national Horticulture Honor Club Pi Alpha Xi, the Sigma Alpha professional agriculture sorority, and will be President of the Horticulture Club this fall.
October 4 - 11, 2014
Innovations highlights the latest news about Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and research and academics in the college. It also profiles alumni who champion the mission of Virginia Tech long after graduation.