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Alan Grant, dean
Alan Grant, dean

A Message from the Dean

Agriculture is the leading industry in Virginia.  At Virginia Tech, we understand the importance of establishing and maintaining strong ties to our agribusiness stakeholders throughout the commonwealth. 

I would like to invite you to explore the many ways in which the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences can partner with your organization to help promote and sustain agriculture in Virginia. We want to work with you to grow your business and expand your research, recruiting, and philanthropic interests. 

Please browse our website or — better yet — come visit us to discover how our students, faculty, staff, and alumni can benefit your enterprise.  

We look forward to working with you!


Alan Grant


Development and Giving
Vernon Meacham
Director of Development
131 Smyth Hall (0402)
185 Ag Quad Lane, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-3071

Saied Mostaghimi
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
104 Hutcheson Hall (0402) 
250 Drillfield Drive, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061 
(540) 231-6336

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