Thanks to a new collaboration between the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station and weather-intelligence provider WeatherSTEM, local forecasting technologies around the state are helping farmers prepare for and weather the storm.
Beginning in August, Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Department of Forestry will co-host multiple workshops providing information and tools for families looking into forest and/or farmland transfers. Running through December, the workshops will span Farmville, Harrisonburg, Roanoke, Lebanon, and Providence Forge.
Virginia Tech biochemist Brandon Jutras has discovered the cellular component that contributes to Lyme arthritis, a debilitating and extremely painful condition that is the most common late stage symptom of Lyme disease.
Brown has been a student, an Extension agent, an administrator, an Alumni Association leader, a proud parent of two Virginia Tech alumni, an enthusiastic Hokie fan, dean of students, and assistant to the vice president for Student Affairs.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently established a quarantine for the City of Winchester and Frederick County in an effort to prevent the spread of spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest first detected in Winchester in 2018.
Schmale, a professor in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to improve the security of water systems by developing new remote-sensing capabilities to sense and respond to harmful algal blooms.
The Virginia Tech chapter of Quality of Life Plus, a national organization, began as a senior design project but has blossomed into a student organization that regularly takes on “challengers.” The group recently created a device to help an alumna paddle in a canoe.
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.
Six interdisciplinary research teams were recently awarded funding through the Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment’s (ISCE) signature program, the ISCE Scholars Program, to address a broad range of pressing contemporary social issues.