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    Happy Thanksgiving from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences , video

    Robert Mills, Jr. ('94) talks about the impact of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences on his life and the commonwealth of Virginia.

    Date: Nov 21, 2023
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    Experts offer food safety tips for Thanksgiving and the holiday season , article

    Melissa Wright, director of Virginia Tech’s Food Producer Technical Assistance Network, and Alexis Hamilton, assistant professor of food processing microbiology, both faculty members in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Food Science and Technology, share holiday food safety tips.

    Date: Nov 20, 2023
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    Release of the 2023 Global Agricultural Productivity Report , video

    Virginia Tech’s Global Agricultural Productivity Initiative (GAP Initiative) co-hosted a collaborative event with the USDA and the Sustainable Productivity Growth (SPG) Coalition. The event included the launch of the 2023 Global Agricultural Productivity (GAP) Report®, Every Farmer, Every Tool.

    Date: Oct 03, 2023
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    Cross-disciplinary research to create more sustainable practices for local farmers , video

    Sociologists from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences have joined with researchers from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to investigate how precision agriculture practices can be implemented by local farmers.

    Date: Sep 20, 2023
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    On-campus Peace Corps recruiter builds on Virginia Tech’s commitment to service , article

    The university — one of just two in the commonwealth with a Peace Corps recruiter — is sending three recent graduates to volunteer in Kyrgyzstan, Guatemala, and Lesotho.

    Date: Jun 30, 2023
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    In search of higher quality chocolate , video

    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences researchers Amanda Stewart and Marlon Ac-Pangan are interested in different factors that affect the fermentation of cocoa in the chocolate-making process. Their research took them to the Cocoa Research Center in Trinidad and Tobago, one of the leading organizations in the cocoa industry.

    Date: Jun 08, 2023
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    A farmer's death sparks Hokie alumna's advocacy for wellness efforts in agriculture , article

    Amy Johnson found her calling as an advocate for mental and physical wellness in the farming industry after responding to an emergency in rural Virginia.

    Date: Mar 10, 2023
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    Veterinary college alumni at forefront of effort to contain avian flu and its impacts , article

    From personally escorting a sample on a flight from Virginia to Iowa for testing, to joining a delegation on a trans-Pacific flight to Japan to convince trading partners the U.S. poultry supply is safe, alumni from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine are on the front lines in the battle to control the impacts of the highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak.

    Date: Mar 01, 2023
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    Historic $80 million grant aims to help farmers implement climate-smart practices , video

    The Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences received an $80 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to pilot a program that will pay producers to implement climate-smart practices on farms of all sizes and commodities.

    Date: Nov 04, 2022
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    Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension participate in Ag Expo 2022 , video

    Take a quick look at Virginia Ag Expo 2022.

    Date: Sep 08, 2022
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    Food science student's apple-picking bag research aims to keep fresh produce safe from E. coli , video

    Cyril Ayuk Etaka, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Food Science and Technology, is working to determine how long E. coli can survive on various types of tree fruit-picking bag materials to help fruit producers ensure their products are safe when they reach consumers.

    Date: Aug 26, 2022
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    The breadfruit project: using superfood to combat malnutrition in Haiti , video

    Agriculture, Life Sciences, and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Inga Haugen, is using her farming background to address food insecurity and malnutrition issues in Thomassique, Haiti.

    Date: Jul 01, 2022
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    Using technology and science to cultivate future breeds of wheat , video

    Nicholas Santantonio is an Assistant Professor at the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences in the College Agriculture and Life Sciences. Santantonio leads a diverse team of the Small Grains breeding program at Virginia Tech. The purpose is to breed better, more sustainable varieties of wheat and barley.

    Date: Jun 30, 2022
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    School of Animal Sciences , video

    The newly formed School of Animal Science is one of the largest animal sciences programs east of the Mississippi and is well-positioned to build on its outstanding legacy and move even higher in the rankings with modern facilities, cutting edge researchers, and a curriculum that prepares students for a wide array of jobs, not only in traditional agriculture and allied industries, but also in areas of medicine, veterinary sciences, biotechnology and many other highly rewarding professions.

    Date: Jun 29, 2022
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    NSF CAREER Award will help address food security and nitrate pollution , article

    The National Science Foundation will support Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Huiyuan Zhu’s research group as it focuses on the discovery and design of catalysts that enable efficient nitrate-to-ammonia transformation driven by renewable electricity.

    Date: Jun 14, 2022
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    150th Celebration Dining Services 1898 to 1970s , video

    An historical overview of Virginia Tech Dining Services from 1898 to 1970.

    Date: Apr 22, 2022
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    Welding class prepares Ware Lab students for hot work processes , video

    Advanced Welding Technology, a class led by Christian Mariger, trains Ware Lab students so they can use various kinds of welding and cutting equipment. "I think what the student walks away from, as engineers, is they have a much better understanding of how things are fabricated using these techniques. And that lends some insight into designing not only the product, but the process," Mariger said.

    Date: Feb 14, 2022
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    Growing sustainability - and mung beans - in Senegal , video

    Enclosed in the tiny bean is not only the fiber and protein that children in Senegal need; inside this mung bean is the story of harnessing power of the research, Extension, and education efforts of a global land-grant university. It is a story about the impacts of partnerships with groups like the USDA, USAID, and Counterpart International. It is a story of how agriculture can change the world. It is a story that only Virginia Tech can tell.

    Date: Dec 09, 2021
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    The Reynolds Homestead Forest Resource Research Center examines all aspects of forest health , video

    The Reynolds Homestead Forest Resources Research Center (FRRC) in Critz, Virginia, was created in 1969 to study forest biology, including genetics, physiology, and soils. Specific projects include harvesting to increase forest health and productivity, site preparation, forest fertilization, loblolly pine physiology, and forest herbicide testing. Facilities include 780 acres, a two-acre pond, house, apartment, lab and office space, greenhouse, coolers, two tractor sheds, and an additional seven acres dedicated to the continuing education center and the Reynolds family museum house and cemetery.

    Date: Dec 08, 2021
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    Virginia Tech’s ARECs are propelling our thriving agriculture industry into the future , video

    The Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station conducts research on food and fiber systems, their impact on the environment, and their relation to the future needs of Virginia, the nation, and the world. VAES faculty are located at 11 Agricultural Research and Extension Centers and within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Natural Resources and Environment, and the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. AREC faculty and staff, along with faculty based at the main campus, deliver research and Extension programs at these sites, which represent the commonwealth’s diversity and take advantage of the unique characteristics and challenges found in each location. The ARECs serve not only as field-research sites and field laboratories for undergraduate and graduate students, but also as program sites for producers, school groups, and the state's citizens.

    Date: Dec 08, 2021

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