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Scholarship helps undergraduate develop an educational garden in Chile

A powerful experience during her gap year – a year in between high school and college – lead Travertine Orndorff to find a passion for her studies at Virginia Tech through her major and involvement in the University Honors program.

    Scholarship helps undergraduate develop an educational garden in Chile

Scholarship helps undergraduate develop an educational garden in Chile

A powerful experience during her gap year – a year in between high school and college – lead Travertine Orndorff to find a passion for her studies at Virginia Tech through her major and involvement in the University Honors program.

    Scholarship helps undergraduate develop an educational garden in Chile

4-H nets several wins at national livestock contests

The Virginia 4-H Livestock Judging Team and the Virginia 4-H Livestock Skillathon Team placed first and third at the recent North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky.

    4-H nets several wins at national livestock contests

Study using genetic lines of Virginia Tech chickens reveals evolution happens faster than thought

A critical component of an experiment that proved evolution happens 15 times faster than was previously believed relied upon genetic lines of chickens from Virginia Tech.

    Study using genetic lines of Virginia Tech chickens reveals evolution happens faster than thought

Freshwater shrimp becoming big deal with help of Virginia Cooperative Extension

As the freshwater shrimp in his ponds continued to grow and multiply, Charles Carter knew he had a good product to sell.

    Freshwater shrimp becoming big deal with help of Virginia Cooperative Extension

New e-book helps consumers select decorative, pollinator shrubs for Virginia landscapes

Virginia Cooperative Extension recently released a new e-book to provide home and landowners options for planting small, medium, and large shrubs with showy flowers in Virginia and the mid-Atlantic states.

    New e-book helps consumers select decorative, pollinator shrubs for Virginia landscapes
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Commencement information

The CALS Spring 2016 Commencement has been confirmed for Friday, May 13 from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. in Cassell Coliseum.

Faculty: Charlie Cahoon

    Charles Cahoon

Charlie Cahoon was recently appointed assistant professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science and as a specialist with Virginia Cooperative Extension.

 

Graduate student: Michelle Aguilar

    Michelle Aguilar

Michelle Aguilar, graduate student in the Department of Dairy Science, can't wait to do what she loves most - work with farmers and play with cows on a daily basis. 


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