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CALS Magazine Spring 2024

2024 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Magazine

2024 CALS Magazine Cover

Illustration by Emily Luyk

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences addresses current and emerging issues in agriculture and life sciences by building on the land-grant commitment of developing leaders and creating and sharing knowledge through diverse, hands-on applications that ultimately help the communities we call home thrive.
As you read the pages of this magazine, you will discover firsthand the remarkable stories of our students, our faculty, our staff - our people - and the monumental efforts underway that continue to elevate the positive impact and reputation of the college, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, and Virginia Tech.

Updates from around campus


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A deeper look

A 'souper' partnership

A real-world collaboration puts skills into action for food science and technology students.


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Let's Go

Madison Powell

See how Madison Powell prepares to teach people of Senegal about food safety and preservation.

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Let's Go

Priyansi Patel

Priyansi shows us what it's like to be a student athletic trainer.


Let's Go!

An inside look at what students in the college are up to