Northern Neck Master Gardeners have worked closely with partners at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and county governments to build the Shoreline Evaluation Program, an educational outreach effort that has provided hundreds of property owners with recommendations for improving upland stormwater management, pollutant and sediment runoff, and shoreline erosion.
To support COVID-related research and provide immediate support for Virginia Tech researchers, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation collaborated with Virginia Tech institutes and colleges to establish a COVID-19 Rapid Response Seed Fund. As a result, nine projects were selected for funding.
The agents help managers adopt stream-exclusion practices in addition to cost-share programs administered by local Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the National Resources Conservation Service.
The director of planning and reporting, professional development, and civil rights compliance in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech has been conferred the title of director emeritus by the Board of Visitors.
In this installment of a stream of stories on how the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is protecting water around the world, we go to the Eastern Shore to see how agents with Virginia Cooperative Extension assist farmers to practice good conservation efforts.
While COVID-19 has changed how 4-H has traditionally delivered rich learning experiences, young people are still learning by doing through a variety of activities that emphasize 4-H’s philosophy of youth development.
Though COVID-19 has halted many of the in-person events that Virginia Cooperative Extension has historically held, it hasn’t slowed Extension agents, specialists, and administrators who have brought many of the in-person experiences online, which has resulted in some unique and useful educational opportunities.
Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention High Obesity Program, the Petersburg Healthy Options Partnerships project and community partners in the City of Petersburg have coordinated efforts to feed families and improve access to healthy food in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the number of people interested in home vegetable gardening, said Dave Close, Virginia Cooperative Extension consumer horticulture specialist and Extension Master Gardener program director.
The 17-year cicada, or periodical cicada emergence, is a fascinating phenomenon that will cause a lot of noise in the Southwest Virginia region. The emergence of cicada brood IX this year will be a warm up for the larger emergence of brood X next year, which will cover many more states and areas.
The implementation of social distancing policies, restaurant dine-in prohibitions, and stay-at-home orders across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic have severely impacted market channels for seafood consumers, recreational fishermen, and allied businesses, according to new survey results by Virginia Tech.
As these unprecedented times are navigated, it is important to maintain a nutritious diet at home – something that can be done with simple recipes with common, long-lasting ingredients found in your pantry.