In a new study, a team led by Virginia Tech researchers discovered that in its 200 years of being cultivated and domesticated, florist’s gloxinia, Sinningia speciosa, has reached tremendous levels of physical variation and originates from a single founder population.
The 2019 Global Agricultural Productivity Report, released today by Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, examines the pivotal role of agricultural productivity in achieving global goals for environmental sustainability, economic development, and improved nutrition.
Boundless Impact: The Campaign for Virginia Tech has a goal to raise $1.5 billion to fuel excellence across all university programs and drive forward major strategic priorities. A second goal is to engage 100,000 alumni in meaningful ways over the course of the campaign.
Since partnering with the university, five Stamps Scholarships have been available each year, resulting in Virginia Tech having a total of 19 Stamps Scholars, eight of whom have graduated. Beginning in the fall 2020, 10 Stamps Scholarships will be available each year.
Hehuang “David” Xie, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, and his collaborators just published a new study in the journal Nature Communications.
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.
What began around an oak table on Virginia Tech's campus became a national organization celebrating agriculture and leadership. University Libraries' Inga Haugen and her team are preserving those roots for history and research.
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.
Having spent his 30-plus-year career working in applied economics, Boyle was recognized for his continuous contributions to the advancement of research in this area and his contributions in teaching and advising.
On Sept. 16, the Virginia Tech College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Global Programs Office will host Thurow for a series of public events as part of its Global Agricultural Productivity Initiative.
The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine’s Summer Veterinary Student Research Program, now in its 13th year, addresses the high demand for veterinarians with biomedical research backgrounds and inspires career reconsiderations in the process.
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.