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The state-of-the-art Venture Out Challenge Course, part of Recreational Sports, consists of a series of physically challenging obstacles for students, staff, and faculty, as well as off-campus and corporate groups looking to expand their comfort zone, increase fitness, and build teamwork and leadership.

Library liaison Inga Haugen discusses tobacco research with Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center director Carol Wilkinson and CALS faculty member Ford Ramsey
CALS library liaison Inga Haugen discusses tobacco research with Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center director Carol Wilkinson and CALS faculty member Ford Ramsey.

As a library liaison for CALS, Inga Haugen provides workshops and services for the college's faculty, including those in the Agricultural Research and Extension Centers (AREC) across Virginia.  

Kevin Boyle, left, receives his Fellow plaque from long-time mentee and president of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Laura Taylor, right.

Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics Kevin Boyle
CALS professor Kevin Boyle (left) receives his Fellow plaque from long-time mentee and president of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Laura Taylor.

CALS Professor Kevin Boyle was named a Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists at the organization's World Congress in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Pills - medical still-life illustration

Virginia Cooperative Extension has been awarded a $1.28 million grant for collaborative opioid work through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The grant was one of only six conferred nationally for addressing community needs.





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