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Sowing the Future

A 2013 United Nations report projects that the world population will reach 9.6 billion by 2050. More food must be grown in a shrinking amount of space.

    Sowing the Future

Sowing the Future

A 2013 United Nations report projects that the world population will reach 9.6 billion by 2050. More food must be grown in a shrinking amount of space.

    Sowing the Future

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe kicks off Eat Smart, Move More campaign in Richmond

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe helped launch a statewide campaign known as “Eat Smart, Move More” at Chimborazo Elementary School in Richmond.

    First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe kicks off Eat Smart, Move More campaign in Richmond

New VALOR fellows will strengthen skills as agricultural leaders

The Virginia Agricultural Leaders Obtaining Results program recently announced the 14 new fellows who will spend the next two years building their leadership skills.

    New VALOR fellows will strengthen skills as agricultural leaders

Learn how to prepare your farm for severe weather

It is a good time for farmers to know the steps to take to protect their farms, families, and workers if severe weather strikes.

    Learn how to prepare your farm for severe weather

Tom and Kim Nixon receive Virginia Farmer of the Year Award

Virginia Cooperative Extension has recognized Robert T. “Tom” Nixon II and his wife, Kim, of Glenmary Farm in Rapidan, Virginia, as recipients of the 2014 Virginia Farmer of the Year Award.

    Tom and Kim Nixon receive Virginia Farmer of the Year Award

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Our People

Faculty: Megan O'Rourke

    Megan O'Rourke

The Department of Horticulture’s Megan O’Rourke’s research program compares the environmental and societal impacts of different types of food systems.

Graduate student: Charlotte Oliver

    Charlotte Oliver

Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science graduate student Charlotte Oliver is currently working on a disease called ripe rot of grape, investigating ways to manage the important grape disease.

Faculty: Janet Rankin

    Janet Rankin

The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise’s Janet Rankin’s research includes determining predictors and barriers of active transportation.

Graduate student: Elli Travis

    Elli Travis

Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics graduate student Elli Travis worked with potato farmers in Ecuador to encourage them to use integrated pest management.



Innovations

    Front cover of Innovations, the CALS news magazine.

 

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.


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