The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences tackles the complex challenges facing our world. Working together, we explore ways to preserve our natural resources and improve the economic prosperity and quality of life for people around the globe — for generations to come.
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A group of 18 CALS students experienced some of Ecuador's most diverse regions on an expedition led by Matthew Eick, a professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, and Renee Eaton, an instructor and undergraduate program director in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise.
Might drones be the farmhands of the future? As part of its research to incorporate drone technology into agriculture — one of the major industries with excellent potential for growth — the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is testing sheep's reactions to unmanned aerial vehicles.
A first-of-its kind biomedical facility in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will allow researchers university-wide to study cures and treatments for such diseases as HIV, Hepatitis C, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes.
Alumni James "J." and Renae Pearson, of Lavonia, Georgia, have endowed a faculty position to support the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Learn more about the newest faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
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- Diana Bairaktarova, Deborah Good earn 2018 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award The award is presented annually by Virginia Tech's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to recognize faculty members who have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of scholarship addressing teaching and learning in higher education.
- Researchers discover new mechanism of antibiotic resistance in leprosy and tuberculosis Knowledge of this mechanism will ultimately allow researchers to design more effective drugs to treat these diseases.
- Virginia Tech captures second national championship in group soil judging; two qualify for international contest The 2018 Virginia Tech Hokies Soil Judging Team took first place among 22 teams in the group judging event in Martin, Tennessee, at the Soil Science Society of America’s National Intercollegiate Soil Judging Contest on March 23rd.
Events Calendar »
- Biological Invasions: Confronting a Crisis Apr 23, 2018 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Lane Stadium South End Zone
- Water Testing Clinic Apr 23, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Patrick Henry Community College, 212 Wood Brothers Dr., Stuart, VA
- Selling at Farmers Markets - Understanding Home Kitchen Exemptions, Food Safety, Labeling Requirements, and Allergens Apr 23, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 2375 Darvills Rd, Blackstone, VA 23824
- Current Trends in Garden Design Apr 23, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bent Mountain Center, 10140 Tinsley Ln., Bent Mountain, VA 24059
- 2018 Grazing School Apr 24, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Shendoah Valley AREC, McCormick Farm, Raphine, VA