College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
At the roots of the VT
Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture
In the farm of the future, drones will fly over forests and crops to communicate with robots embedded in harvesting equipment on the ground. Virginia Tech is leading the charge to help local communities thrive and spark a new agricultural and natural resources economy.
Our shared future
Every day, in every corner of the world, the college, Extension, and 4-H are helping communities thrive and grow the next generations of leaders. With your support, there is no limit to the impact we can make in our world.
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We have the Commonwealth covered!
With 107 local Extension offices, eleven Agricultural Research and Extension Centers, and six 4-H educational centers, we are always within reach. Use the map to locate the office or center in your community.
250 Drillfield Drive (0402)
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
Dean's office: (540) 231-3724
Academic dean: (540) 231-6503
- 'The Future of Cooperative Extension' virtual event to be held Feb. 9 From 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, Ed Jones, associate dean and director of Virginia Cooperative Extension, will share his vision for the future of Cooperative Extension that marries its rich history of impact with bold ideas on how the organization will continue to serve its constituents in a rapidly evolving world.
- Virginia Master Naturalists receive award for expanding diversity The group, composed of master naturalists from numerous chapters of the organization, was tasked with developing a list of action items that would serve to increase diversity and inclusion across all of the organization’s programs.
- Research drives cybersecurity innovation, inspiration in Southwest Virginia As the urgency of cybersecurity reaches a higher pitch, the Southwest node of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative gathered on Virginia Tech’s campus in late October. The event allowed collaborators to meet in person for the first time and advance cybersecurity strategies throughout the region and the commonwealth.
- Powered by food (waste): Virginia Tech researchers discover potential method to convert food waste into batteries As the world works toward economically and environmentally friendly ways to power these devices, two Virginia Tech researchers investigate how food waste and its associated biomass can be converted into rechargeable batteries.