Rogers — a former member of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors and strong supporter of the university’s agricultural technology program — has been selected as state winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award.
As the University Libraries liaison to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Haugen provides workshops and services for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty, including those in the Agricultural Research and Extension Centers across Virginia.
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.
Virginia Cooperative Extension was awarded a $1.28 million grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The five-year grant will support health education initiatives aimed at preventing opioid abuse among vulnerable communities in Virginia.
This month, Virginia 4-H launched the “Bills for Brazil” campaign to solicit donations through Virginia Tech’s JUMP crowdfunding platform. Their goal of $4,999 will help expand the program and reach more educators and students in Brazil.
“It’s a dangerous plant but I’m not overly concerned about it. This seems to be an isolated incident,” said Virginia Tech’s Michael Flessner, an assistant professor and extension weed science specialist.
After years of fundraising and collaboration, the Samuel and Eleanor Morris Community and 4-H Center has been established in Santamba, Senegal. The center will become a place for youth and adults to develop leadership skills and move forward together.
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.