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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
250 Drillfield Drive (0402)
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
Dean's office: (540) 231-3724
Academic dean: (540) 231-6503

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CALS Events Calendar

  • Flower Field Walk and Demonstration Apr 21, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • In-Orchard Tree Fruit Meeting Description: The Frederick and Rappahannock Extension Office invites each of you to attend a series of in-orchard and zoom meetings scheduled from March through June 2021. We will meet at the host orchard at 11:00 a.m. for a tour of the orchard, followed by a discussion of current orchard management recommendations. Virginia Tech fruit specialists from the Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center will be present to address specific topics. We encourage you to bring samples of insects, diseased foliage or scaffolds for treatment recommendations. We will adjourn around 2:00 p.m. The zoom meetings will start at 11:30 a.m. and adjourn around 2:00 p.m. A schedule of meeting locations and directions to the orchards are listed on the back of this letter. Duet o covid-19 protocols, we ask that you wear a face mask and practice social distancing. Also, please bring a bagged lunch. Apr 21, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • 4H Canine Science - Agility https://sites.google.com/vt.edu/canine-science/home In this series, you will learn about animal behavior, dog training techniques, and careers in dog training. All sessions will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at 4 PM. Sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the resources tab on this website for those that would like to view them later. You can register for the whole series here: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqce6vrDkvGt07sFcJJLUqgBrCiKcK1RM4 After registering, you will receive a link that you can use to login to all sessions. For a full list of sessions, please see the schedule tab. Apr 21, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • USDA Information Session Apr 22, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Seminar "Hardware Disease: Symptoms, Significance, and Solutions", Hailey Galyon, M.S. Student Apr 22, 2021 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM Via Zoom
  • Contained Excitement - Outdoor Container Garden Basics Join Extension Master Gardener Anne Reed to learn the basics of growing flowers and vegetables in containers, including bio-containers, growing medium, moisture, fertilizer, plant selection and care, and overwintering your potted garden. Trending topics will include container gardening with roses, citrus, and other fruits, shade plantings, porch pots, and more! Free. RSVP at https://mgnv.org/events/ to receive link to participate. Apr 23, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM