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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences contributes to record export numbers

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that the commonwealth hit another milestone in agricultural exports that reached $2.85 billion in 2013.

    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences contributes to record export numbers

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences contributes to record export numbers

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that the commonwealth hit another milestone in agricultural exports that reached $2.85 billion in 2013.

    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences contributes to record export numbers

Virginia Tech scientist proposes revolutionary naming system for all life on Earth

Boris Vinatzer proposes moving beyond the current biological naming system to one based on the genetic sequence of each individual organism.

    Virginia Tech scientist proposes revolutionary naming system for all life on Earth

Students become certified master food volunteers in special topics class

Students in Melissa Chase’s special topics class learned what celebrity chefs with a conscience already know: that providing access to healthy food is only half the solution to alleviating food insecurity.

    Students become certified master food volunteers in special topics class

Discovery opens up new areas of microbiology, evolutionary biology

A team of researchers have discovered that a regulatory process that turns on photosynthesis in plants at daybreak likely developed on Earth in ancient microbes 2.5 billion years ago.

    Virginia Tech scientist proposes revolutionary naming system for all life on Earth

Human and Agricultural Biosciences Building 1

The new Human and Agricultural Biosciences Building 1 is now open!

   

The new Human and Agricultural Biosciences Building 1 is now open

Features

  • Austin Larrowe named 2014-15 board of visitors student representative

        Austin Larrowe named 2014-15 board of visitors student representative

    Austin Larrowe of Woodlawn, Va., is a fourth year University Honors student majoring in applied economic management and agricultural sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He previously served as a member of the student advisory committee to the undergraduate representative to the board of visitors.

  • In memoriam: William D. Wampler, livestock pioneer and alumnus

        In memoriam: William D. Wampler, livestock pioneer and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Hall of Fame alumnus

    William "Bill" D. Wampler, pioneer of livestock production techniques, a Hall of Fame alumnus of the  College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and retired chairman of WLR Foods, died on March 15 in Bridgewater, Va. He was 85.

  • Inclusion in Action: Food Security Project helps eradicate food deserts in Virginia

        Food Security Project helps eradicate food deserts in Virginia

    Meredith Ledlie Johnson’s goal in managing Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Food Security project is to make food accessible in communities plagued by a dearth of nutritious affordable food.

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Our People

Faculty: Jim Westwood

    Jim Westwood

PPWS Professor Jim Westwood conducts research on parasitic plants, investigating how these plants interact with their hosts at the cellular level. 

Undergraduate: Frances Dowd

    Frances Dowd

Frances Dowd is earning dual degrees in Applied Economic Management and Environmental Policy and Planning while also fulfilling requirements for a Masters in Applied Economics and making an impact on the track. 

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Commencement information

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences commencement is Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 11:30 in Cassell Coliseum. For more information about commencement, go to http://www.vt.edu/commencement/.


Innovations

    Innovations - Winter 2013/2014

 

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.


Agency 229 Report

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