The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has come a long way since Virginia Tech's modest beginnings as Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1872.
Through its land-grant mission of research, teaching, and Extension, the college has been instrumental in helping agriculture and other life-science industries make significant strides in improving people's lives.
Today's college is adapting to society's expectations and needs by focusing its resources and efforts on improving human health and nutrition, sustaining agriculture and the environment, reducing the reliance on fossil fuels, and developing cures for devastating and debilitating diseases.
- Natasha Saunders named director of new program to support underrepresented, underserved students
- Jennifer Schafer Zabinsky named Outstanding Recent Undergraduate Alumna of Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Virginia Tech scientists who identified dangerous Giant Hogweed in Clarke County hopeful that it will be contained