College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
CALS receives a record
$80 million grant
It is the largest grant received in the university’s history. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will distribute at least $54 million to producers to enact climate-friendly practices and serve as a pilot program for a national model.
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.
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
- Virginia Tech student Andrew Seibel named president of the National FFA Organization Seibel, a sophomore in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will spend the next year traveling the globe as a national representative of FFA, an organization with deep ties to Virginia Tech.
- Bridge Experience Program to make experiential learning a hallmark of undergraduate education Through the program, the subject of Virginia Tech's Quality Enhancement Plan, academic departments are making internships, undergraduate research, and other experiential learning opportunities more accessible and meaningful for students.
- MARE Center offers ‘thorough’ experience for students Animal science students from Virginia Tech gain real-world research experience with former thoroughbred racehorses at the Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center.
- Flexing cyber superpowers in Southwest Virginia Diverse and sometimes unlikely collaborations equip Commonwealth Cyber Initiative research teams to address today’s widely varied cybersecurity challenges.