Some members of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors have accepted an invitation to join some of the university’s operational leaders for a tour of the Agricultural Research and Extension Centers (ARECs) and other teaching and research facilities across the state from Monday, Feb. 25, through Thursday, Feb. 28.
Leaders must take a hard line against powerful commercial interests and rethink global economic incentives within the food system in order to tackle the joint pandemics of obesity, undernutrition, and climate change, according to a new report released by the Lancet Commission on Obesity.
For the third consecutive year, the famous birds will make the journey from the White House, where the turkeys are “pardoned” by the president in a formal ceremony, to Blacksburg’s Gobblers Rest, where they will live out their days and get to know the HokieBird.
The newly established Bert Dodson Sr. Urban Entomology Enrichment Fund in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will enable researchers, faculty, and Virginia Cooperative Extension professionals to implement solutions to urban pest problems and to share that knowledge with students, pest management professionals, and citizens.
The challenge with American’s edamame consumption is the fact that at least 70% is imported from China. But an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is out to change that.
A member of the university community since 1979, Denbow was involved in research emphasizing the neurochemical control of food intake in chickens, emphasizing how selection for body weight alters the neurochemical mechanisms within the central nervous system.
Weaver, professor of entomology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, director of Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, and Extension coordinator of pesticide programming, has been conferred the title of professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
Johnson, who has held the title of Mellon Distinguished Professor since 2013, is an internationally known scholar who seeks to uncover the biological mechanisms that mediate tendon and muscle progenitor cell activity during periods of growth and damage repair in horses.
A member of the university community since 1981, Veilleux conducted genetic research on potatoes, strawberries, tomatoes, tobacco, and orchids that contributed significantly to our knowledge of plant genetics and genomics.
In his new position, Meacham will lead the Advancement Team, which is comprised of development, alumni relations, and communications and marketing professionals. The team works to increase engagement and philanthropic support for the college and Virginia Cooperative Extension.
A member of the university community since 1993, Harris conducted research on the ecology of woody landscape plants from nursery production through the established landscape, seeking to provide tools and knowledge to create environmentally sustainable landscapes.
Grabau, professor of plant pathology, physiology, and weed science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emerita by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
In a new paper published in the journal Food & Function, Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences researchers Susan Duncan and Aili Wang investigated the feasibility of lactoferrin, a protein found in saliva and milk, as a treatment for taste and smell abnormalities caused by chemotherapy.
The Kenya trip was the pinnacle of a year-long program in which five early-career faculty fellows participated in training on how to form global networks, map research challenges, understand the global agricultural innovation system, and successfully compete for funding.
The two leading research institutions are establishing a partnership to collaborate on research and development. The partnership will not only benefit their home countries, but citizens around the globe.
Evans is the director of the newly formed School for Plant and Environmental Sciences, which combines three former departments — horticulture; crop and soil environmental sciences; and plant pathology, physiology, and weed sciences — under one administrative roof.