Hosted by the Fralin Life Sciences Institute in partnership with Virginia 4-H, Kids’ Tech University bridges the gap between scientists and kids to make science, technology, engineering, and mathematics more hands-on while investigating a variety of topics.
If you’re interested in local and regional food and agriculture and want to be inspired to implement values that enhance your business, organization, and community, plan to attend the 2019 Virginia Farm to Table Conference.
The Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame celebrated its 10th anniversary and inducted six individuals to its gallery in Blacksburg this fall. This brings the total over the past 10 years to 72 members of the Hall of Fame.
This summer’s exceptionally dry weather has left many Virginia lawns looking brown. While cool-season turfgrasses (such as Kentucky bluegrass or tall fescue) often revive after a soaking rainfall, a lawn that remains brown may be dead and in need of immediate attention before persistently colder temperatures arrive.
The $3 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration will be used to construct a new state-of-the-art Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Hampton, Virginia.
Alan Grant, dean of the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was part of a panel that discussed how technological changes are helping agriculture — the state’s largest private economic sector — remain a driver of rural economies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a new $6 million collaboration between Google and National 4-H, 4-H teens like Terrance Hairston and Cameron Robertson are learning through a “teens as teachers” model to train local kids in computer science skills, and to pass the tools to teach CS on to more 4-H’ers in communities throughout their state.
Rudd, professor and head of the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, has gained national and international recognition in rural leadership development and viable rural communities.