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CALS: Helping communities thrive

The college can trace its roots to Virginia Tech’s founding nearly 150 years ago. Though times have changed, our mission has not: conducting insightful research, educating the next generation of leaders in agriculture and life sciences, and conducting impactful outreach around the world.

With partnerships and support from you, we can continue this tradition for another 150 years.

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VCE: Local impacts on a grand scale

Virginia Cooperative Extension has the commonwealth covered. From helping producers find solutions to their production challenges to assisting communities as they fight the opioid epidemic, Extension is partnering with towns, non-profits, and families to address the most pressing issues in their communities. 

With support from you, we can make an even bigger impact.

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4-H: Growing true leaders

Today 4-H reaches and engages youth across urban, suburban and rural communities with or without internet access, and we’ve always gone beyond four walls to do it. We meet our youth where they are providing educational resources, a caring adult mentor and sense of belonging to help young people thrive even in the most difficult times.

The skills the youth learn in 4-H today will carry them through a lifetime of leadership.

Join us in growing true leaders.


Critical needs

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4-H Camps

This has been an extraordinarily difficult time for everyone, the reality is also true for 4-H Camp at our Centers. Serving youth and providing an in-person 4-H camp experience was not possible, which has had both short and long term negative financial impacts on all of our camping centers. We are at a critical point and need your investment to ensure we preserve this life-changing experience now and for future generations.

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VCE Emergency Funds

Virginia Cooperative Extension is responding to today’s unprecedented situation due to COVID-19.  This fund enhances programming in communities throughout the commonwealth, allowing swift responses to emerging needs.

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Hahn Horticultural Garden

The Hahn Horticulture Garden is a place where students, faculty, staff, and the general public come to learn, teach, and find peace for the last 36 years. However, the COVID-19 pandemic and event cancellations have severely impacted the garden’s finances.

Become a Friend of the Garden. Donate today.

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