Awards from the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science support new interdisciplinary projects, ranging from wireless charging for unmanned vehicles to the effects of microplastics on fish.
Preserving foods enables you to create delicious, flavorful, and nutritious food at home that can be enjoyed year-round. More importantly proper food preservation allows for fewer trips to the grocery store, therefore saving time, reducing food waste, and less time spent in public places.
The Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition will use new funding to increase awareness about forest farming, improve producer capacity, and strengthen market connections for forest farmers in Appalachia and beyond.
As Virginians contribute to our national collective effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing, a simple window or short walk offers an opportunity to connect to the rhythms of the natural world by observing common bird species.
When the news of medical mask shortages broke amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia Cooperative Extension agents Terri Alt and Leigh Ann Hazelwood knew they needed to step up and be a force for good in their communities.
Kids’ Tech University returned to Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus for its 11th annual program. Hosted by the Fralin Life Sciences Institute in partnership with Virginia 4-H, KTU bridges the gap between kids and scientists by showing kids that science is truly all around them.
With the spread of COVID-19, countless people are working from home and adjusting their eating habits and activity accordingly. It is important to try to retain your normal eating habits and stay active, even if the options look different.
Bee boxes, often called bee “houses” or “hotels,” offer an opportunity to learn about Virginia’s solitary bees while helping pollinators. However, if constructed improperly or neglected after installation, these habitats can actually be harmful to solitary bees.
Agricultural organizations including Virginia Cooperative Extension are stepping up to provide resources and solutions for producers now looking for new ways to sell their already-planted crops and provide consumers with the nutrition they need.
Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia 4-H are working to support families as a community partner by providing resources that will help families, individuals, and business mitigate the many challenges that will arise in the coming weeks.
It’s just the beginning of March, but this year’s mild winter means spring bulbs can already be seen popping up around the commonwealth. Though it may seem unusual, our recent warm temperatures don't spell problems for spring plants — at least not yet.
The sixth annual Virginia Agritourism Conference will enable interested agritourism entrepreneurs, economic development staff, and local government leaders to explore different facets of Virginia agritourism, a growing industry recently shown to generate more than $2.2 billion in economic impact.
The Alliance for Grassland Renewal, in collaboration with Virginia Tech’s Shenandoah Valley and Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Centers and Virginia Cooperative Extension, is hosting a workshop on educating farmers and landowners about converting pastures to novel endophyte tall fescue.
When emerging plant pathogens go undetected, they have the potential to negatively affect food industries, conservation efforts, and even human health. And, just like emerging human pathogens, such as the 2019 novel Coronavirus, emerging plant pathogens need to be diagnosed as soon as possible to prevent them from spreading.