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Virginia Tech captures win at first international soil judging conference in South Korea

John Galbraith and two Virginia Tech students dug into a first-ever international soil judging contest.

   

Virginia Tech captures win at first international soil judging conference in South Korea

Virginia Tech captures win at first international soil judging conference in South Korea

John Galbraith and two Virginia Tech students dug into a first-ever international soil judging contest.

   

Virginia Tech captures win at first international soil judging conference in South Korea

Researchers map gene differences in yellow fever, malaria mosquitoes, to help prevent disease

Virginia Tech entomologists have developed a chromosome map for about half of the genome of the mosquito Aedes agypti, the major carrier of dengue fever and yellow fever.

   

Researchers map gene differences in yellow fever, malaria mosquitoes, to help prevent disease

College engages in (agri)cultural exchange with Senegal

“Ñit, nittay garabame” is a proverb in Wolof, a language spoken in Senegal that loosely translated means, “People are medicine for people.” It couldn’t be more true of the cultural exchange between Virginia Tech and the West African nation of Senegal.

   

Students engage in service-learning projects in Senegal

Alumni making a difference

It’s no surprise that many graduates from Virginia Tech go on to serve in volunteer organizations like the Peace Corps, where agricultural knowledge and leadership skills are widely sought-after.

   

Alumni making a difference

Features

  • Foundations of campus buildings trace back to Extension

        Foundations of campus buildings trace back to Extension

    Virginia Cooperative Extension, which is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act that established the national Cooperative Extension System, has its roots at Virginia Tech, and many of the people who have served Extension also made a large impact on the university. A number of buildings around campus are named for people who were proud to be part of the Extension family.

  • College hosts first international trade seminar panel discussion

        College hosts first international trade seminar panel discussion

    The first of a new International Trade Seminar Series hosted by the college explored the importance of agriculture and forestry exports to Virginia’s economy.

  • Virginia Tech scientists weed out pesky poison ivy with discovery of killer fungus

        Virginia Tech scientists weed out pesky poison ivy with discovery of killer fungus

    Researchers have found an effective way to kill poison ivy using a naturally occurring fungus that grows on the fleshy tissue surrounding the plant’s seed, potentially giving homeowners and forest managers the ability to rid landscapes of the pernicious pest. 

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Our People

Faculty: Holly Scoggins

    Holly Scoggins

Holly Scoggins was hired by the Horticulture Department in 1999 and became director of the Hahn Horticulture Garden in 2002, which has grown from two acres to six under her direction and its annual budget has increased 30-fold.

Graduate student: Stephanie Kulesza

    Stephanie Kulesza

Stephanie Kulesza is working on a Ph.D. project that evaluates a poultry litter injector for improving agricultural sustainability and also evaluating environmental impacts of antibiotics in manure. She is the current president of the graduate student organization in the CSES department and was a volunteer coach for the CSES soil judging team. 



Virginia Science Festival

    Virginia Science Festival Oct. 4-11

October 4 - 11, 2014


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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