The 2013 Virginia 4-H All-Star Livestock Judging Team traveled to Omaha, Neb., where they took first high team overall against 28 other teams in the Ak-Sar-Ben Livestock Judging Contest on September 28. The team also took first in sheep and goats, second in reasons, third in swine, and fifth in beef.
The Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences was recently awarded nearly $750,000 in funding by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop and test new conservation technologies to improve the health of two of agriculture’s most valuable resources – soil and water.
The Virginia Tech Soil Judging Team won second place out of 11 teams at the Southeast Region Collegiate Soil Judging Contest in Cookeville, Tenn., on Oct. 24, 2013 and qualified for the national contest in April 2014.
Agricultural Technology's Joseph Guthrie designs courses to help students get more hands-on experience with new farming business practices.
Cain Hickey, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Horticulture, has been researching practical vineyard management strategies to improve fruit composition and wine quality of red grape varieties.
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.