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.
Having spent his 30-plus-year career working in applied economics, Boyle was recognized for his continuous contributions to the advancement of research in this area and his contributions in teaching and advising.
On Sept. 16, the Virginia Tech College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Global Programs Office will host Thurow for a series of public events as part of its Global Agricultural Productivity Initiative.
The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine’s Summer Veterinary Student Research Program, now in its 13th year, addresses the high demand for veterinarians with biomedical research backgrounds and inspires career reconsiderations in the process.
As dean of students, Brown led new student orientation programs, family programming, sexual assault education, and multicultural and international programs. He also provided great care and compassion to many Hokies and their families following April 16, 2007.
In her five years at Virginia Tech, White has taken a lead role in harnessing advancements in technology to study livestock and convert big data into applications for producers. During Friday's State of the University address, White described the SmartFarm Innovation Network and its effect on animal health and sustainability.
Applying the land-grant higher education model of knowledge-sharing, as practiced by Virginia Tech, the Youth in Agriculture program works closely with agents and specialists from Virginia Cooperative Extension and 4-H.
Over the three-day meeting, board members received several reports on various topics, including faculty and staff recruitment and retention efforts; academic and research programs in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area; advancement initiatives; and the parking and transportation program in Blacksburg.
The Fralin SURF program is a 10-week training program designed to give motivated Virginia Tech undergraduates the opportunity to engage in full-time research and related professional development activities that mirror graduate training.
On Sep. 17, Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will host the event, which will highlight current research projects at Kentland Farm, address subjects related to grazing practices and pasture management, and feature a farm tour.
Smith began her career as a food safety specialist with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services before transitioning to the Virginia Department of Health, where she works as an environmental health specialist.