In September, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded Virginia Cooperative Extension $1,099,260 to expand training on opioid prevention. The grant builds upon two current USDA-funded Cooperative Extension projects to expand training and technical assistance on opioid prevention to additional rural counties in the commonwealth.
Erica Feuerbacher, an assistant professor in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and a team from Arizona State University received a $1.7 million grant from Maddie’s Fund to evaluate how to foster shelter dogs most effectively.
If you’re interested in local and regional food and agriculture, dealing with farming stressors in healthy ways, practical applications of soil health, value-added products, farm profitability, and other food and agricultural system topics, plan to attend the 2018 Virginia Farm to Table Conference, Dec. 5-6 in Weyers Cave, Virginia.
In a new publication series, "Stormwater Management for Homeowners," Virginia Cooperative Extension provides information on how homeowners can use different practices in their landscapes to manage stormwater and protect their property from damage in the future.
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.
Established in 2009, the Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame bestows honor and recognition on outstanding Virginians who have made significant contributions to the state’s livestock industry and its people.
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.
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.