Five outstanding Virginia livestock industry leaders are being inducted into the Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame this year. Their portraits will be permanently displayed in the gallery at the Virginia Tech Alphin-Stuart Livestock Arena in Blacksburg along with 72 others who have been inducted since 2010.
The Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame celebrated its 10th anniversary and inducted six individuals to its gallery in Blacksburg this fall. This brings the total over the past 10 years to 72 members of the Hall of Fame.
The 2019 Global Agricultural Productivity Report, released today by Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, examines the pivotal role of agricultural productivity in achieving global goals for environmental sustainability, economic development, and improved nutrition.
Gary Minish was one of the first to champion leaner, more heavily muscled, and faster growing cattle over the less profitable, smaller, and fatter cattle of the 1950s and early ‘60s. His influence helped shape the modern beef cattle phenotype, long before the introduction of genomic technology.