Virginia Cooperative Extension's Bodies and Bites program brings medical students from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and health professions students from Radford University Carilion to the West End Center to teach the children there about how their bodies work and what kind of foods they should be putting into them.
A research team will test 20 different wildflowers native to Virginia and Tennessee and will measure which ones attract the most bees and, when planted alongside native grasses, produce the healthiest cattle.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1986, Zipper has improved the scientific understanding of water, aquatic biota, soil, and vegetation response to and recovery from Appalachian coal mining.
A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1976, Yoder made significant contributions to the tree fruit industry in Virginia and across the nation through his scholarship on integrated disease and orchard management strategies.
Clark, associate professor of plant and environmental science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of associate professor emerita by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1988, Grene made significant contributions to plant biology, providing an increased understanding of the effects of drought and air pollution on crops, trees, and model plants.
For years, Adam Downing, a forestry and natural resources agent with Virginia Cooperative Extension, has passed a big, healthy white oak tree on his drive to work. This summer, he noticed as two-thirds of the tree’s foliage turned brown in just a few days, and the tree looked like it was dying. Within a month, the tree had been removed.
Responding to a growing body of research and a culturally evolving willingness to acknowledge the need to care for one’s physical and mental health, the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine has launched a veterinary social work program to support students, pet owners, clinicians, and caregivers.
The Department of Food Science and Technology placed ninth on Successful Student’s list of the 10 best bachelor’s in food science and nutrition programs in the country and eighth on its list of best master’s in food science programs.