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Peas and Carrots, the National Thanksgiving Turkeys pardoned at the White House by the president, are settled in at Gobbler’s Rest in the Livestock Judging Pavilion on Plantation Road. This is the third consecutive year that the national birds have called Virginia Tech home after their pardoning.

Aiming to help make life better for shelter dogs, Erica Feuerbacher, an assistant professor in the Department of Poultry and Animal Sciences, and a team from Arizona State University will work with approximately 100 shelters to evaluate three types of fostering. The team's reseach is supported by a three-year, $1.7 million grant from Maddie’s Fund, an animal welfare organization.

CALS doctoral student in lab
Each year, George Washington Carver Assistantships are awarded to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who have demonstrated excellence in academic achievement, scholarship, and community service.
CALS researchers Susan Duncan and Aili Wang investigated the feasibility of lactoferrin, a highly bioactive protein found in saliva and milk, as a treatment that may bring relief to millions of patients undergoing cancer treatment.

An interdisciplinary team of CALS researchers — powered by a newly funded $3.7 million grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture — is developing new cultivars of edamame best suited for growth in the United States.

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