College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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
- Newly formed School of Animal Sciences cements Virginia Tech’s reputation as an animal sciences powerhouse Today, the departments of Dairy Science and Animal and Poultry Sciences – which include the former departments of Poultry Science and Animal Science – are being combined into a new School of Animal Sciences, which strengthens their impact on Virginia, the nation, and the world.
- Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center to host annual field day The free event features feature field tours of ongoing forage, livestock, forestry demonstration, and research projects. Tours begin at 1 p.m. and faculty will present brief summaries of their projects during an evening program followed by dinner.
- Agricultural Cyber Field Day showcases collaboration and innovation The inaugural event highlighted the important partnership between the Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture at Virginia Tech and Commonwealth Cyber Initiative Southwest Virginia.
- Virginia Tech assistant professor earns prestigious Fulbright Specialist Award Tiffany Drape of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will use the award to complete a project at the Namangan Institute of Engineering and Technology in Uzbekistan.