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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences latest Innovations newsletter now available

February 12, 2016

Innovations issue
Innovations highlights the latest news about Virginia Cooperative Extension and research and academics in the college. It also profiles alumni who champion the mission of Virginia Tech long after graduation.

The latest issue of Innovations — the newsletter from the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences that highlights research, academics, alumni, and news happening around the college that furthers the university’s land-grant mission — is now available.

The Web version of Innovations contains online-only multimedia content. Print copies can be requested by emailing Lynn McPeak.

Feature stories include:

  • The way Virginia Tech is building towards a bright future in academia and research. The recently completed Human and Agricultural Biosciences Building 1 and the new Dairy Science Complex- Kentland Farm have provided faculty and students state-of-the-art tools to conduct research in labs, and more opportunities than ever to combat the most vexing societal challenges related to food and fiber production.
  • A profile of alumna Rosalea Potter and how she and her family are keeping the Ut Prosim (That I may serve) spirit alive by serving as educators about agricultural production.
  • A genetic line of chickens that helped unlock the mysteries of evolutionary time developed by Paul Siegel, distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences.

Written by Amy Loeffler