The challenge with American’s edamame consumption is the fact that at least 70% is imported from China. But an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is out to change that.
Established in 2009, the Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame bestows honor and recognition on outstanding Virginians who have made significant contributions to the state’s livestock industry and its people.
Weaver, professor of entomology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, director of Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, and Extension coordinator of pesticide programming, has been conferred the title of professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
A member of the university community since 1981, Veilleux conducted genetic research on potatoes, strawberries, tomatoes, tobacco, and orchids that contributed significantly to our knowledge of plant genetics and genomics.
In his new position, Meacham will lead the Advancement Team, which is comprised of development, alumni relations, and communications and marketing professionals. The team works to increase engagement and philanthropic support for the college and Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Rogers — a former member of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors and strong supporter of the university’s agricultural technology program — has been selected as state winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award.
As the University Libraries liaison to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Haugen provides workshops and services for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty, including those in the Agricultural Research and Extension Centers across Virginia.
The two leading research institutions are establishing a partnership to collaborate on research and development. The partnership will not only benefit their home countries, but citizens around the globe.
Virginia Cooperative Extension was awarded a $1.28 million grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The five-year grant will support health education initiatives aimed at preventing opioid abuse among vulnerable communities in Virginia.
This month, Virginia 4-H launched the “Bills for Brazil” campaign to solicit donations through Virginia Tech’s JUMP crowdfunding platform. Their goal of $4,999 will help expand the program and reach more educators and students in Brazil.
“It’s a dangerous plant but I’m not overly concerned about it. This seems to be an isolated incident,” said Virginia Tech’s Michael Flessner, an assistant professor and extension weed science specialist.