The Southwest Virginia Agricultural Research and Extension Center has recently become one of the primary sites for conducting hair sheep research at Virginia Tech. Hair sheep have emerged as a significant area of interest because they have proven to thrive on marginal pasturelands.
Isis Kanevsky-Mullarky, an associate professor of dairy science has been honored by the White House as one of the 2013 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government upon outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.
Jim Owen's research and Extension programs focus on enhanced management of resources in commercial nursery crop production to increase profitability while mitigating environmental impact.
Jed Cohen, a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, is currently working on an EU-wide project to foster local acceptance of new energy infrastructure, helping to facilitate the path towards green energy and a reduction in carbon emissions in Europe.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences commencement is Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 11:30 in Cassell Coliseum. For more information about commencement, go to http://www.vt.edu/commencement/.
Innovations highlights the latest news about Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and research and academics in the college. It also profiles alumni who champion the mission of Virginia Tech long after graduation.