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SmartFarm Innovation Network®
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.
Join us making a difference in our shared future.
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
- Fifth year of College of Science Dean’s Discovery Fund supports faculty research Now in its fifth year, the Virginia Tech College of Science Lay Nam Chang Dean’s Discovery Fund recently announced research awards that will support such diverse projects as water quality, discovery of drugs for pain and viruses, mental health treatment, and economics forecasting.
- Experiences with Extension and Virginia State University prepared alumna for key post at USDA On May 13, Jewel Bronaugh, the former dean of the College of Agriculture at Virginia State University and 4-H youth development specialist, was confirmed as the deputy secretary of the USDA after being nominated in January by then President-Elect Joe Biden.
- New Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center construction progressing on schedule The Virginia Seafood AREC is at the heart of an industry that has an annual economic impact of more than $550 million, accounts for more than 5,600 jobs, and increases the state’s economic portfolio.
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences launches Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture to prepare industry for future The Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture will focus on scientific discovery and the application of technology-driven innovative solutions for the agricultural challenges of tomorrow.
CALS Events Calendar
- USDA Information Session Jun 24, 2021 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
- Vegetable Garden Pests and Diseases Jun 25, 2021 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
- Hispanic Field Day Jun 30, 2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Rosa's Garden 4301 Fox Hunter Lane Mechanicsville, VA, 23111
- State 4-H/FFA Dairy Youth Field Day Aug 06, 2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM