Carter provides leadership to Virginia Cooperative Extension’s youth livestock programs and the state 4-H livestock judging team. She works cooperatively with faculty and staff, Extension agents, and programming partners to provide a comprehensive youth livestock program.
Teams of researchers from the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will begin investigating water quality issues tied to rapid growth and development in the Fredericksburg region, as well as ways to improve water quality protection practices.
Virginia Tech students spent a portion of winter break learning firsthand about South Africa as part of a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences study abroad course on food security, wildlife, and conservation.
One year into a long-term research project, Kirsten Brichler thinks she might be moving toward a familiar conclusion. “I need more data,” Brichler said. “But what I found last year seems to back up what farmers have probably been hearing for
the last several years — broadcast, pre-planting insecticides not only don’t inhibit slug populations, they actually encourage their growth.”
The conference will feature expert perspectives on innovation in the field of controlled environment agriculture (CEA), a tech-driven production approach on the rise in today’s greenhouses, warehouses, and vertical farms.
The 2019 Virginia Governor's Conference on Agricultural Trade will take place March 5 at the Richmond Mariott. This year will focus on the shifting trade environment and what it means for Virginia products.