Dooley, who has served as CEO of the Virginia Tech Foundation since 2012 and has helped the university fulfill its land-grant mission by making a difference in communities for nearly 40 years, has announced he plans to retire in the spring.
Kaufman, a professor and Extension specialist in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, is president of the Faculty Senate. Smith, who has been at Tech since 1988 and is business operations specialist with the Office of Summer and Winter Sessions, is president of the Staff Senate.
Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Department of Forestry are collaborating to host Generation NEXT: Legacy Planning Webinar Series to help pass along the legacy of having woodland Sept. 16, 17, 23, and 24.
The Reynolds family donated the former Rock Spring Plantation in Patrick County to Virginia Tech in 1970. In the years since, it has become a dynamic community hub, a thriving arts and education destination, and a vital forest research center.
Northern Neck Master Gardeners have worked closely with partners at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and county governments to build the Shoreline Evaluation Program, an educational outreach effort that has provided hundreds of property owners with recommendations for improving upland stormwater management, pollutant and sediment runoff, and shoreline erosion.
To support COVID-related research and provide immediate support for Virginia Tech researchers, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation collaborated with Virginia Tech institutes and colleges to establish a COVID-19 Rapid Response Seed Fund. As a result, nine projects were selected for funding.
The agents help managers adopt stream-exclusion practices in addition to cost-share programs administered by local Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the National Resources Conservation Service.
The director of planning and reporting, professional development, and civil rights compliance in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech has been conferred the title of director emeritus by the Board of Visitors.
In this installment of a stream of stories on how the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is protecting water around the world, we go to the Eastern Shore to see how agents with Virginia Cooperative Extension assist farmers to practice good conservation efforts.
While COVID-19 has changed how 4-H has traditionally delivered rich learning experiences, young people are still learning by doing through a variety of activities that emphasize 4-H’s philosophy of youth development.
Though COVID-19 has halted many of the in-person events that Virginia Cooperative Extension has historically held, it hasn’t slowed Extension agents, specialists, and administrators who have brought many of the in-person experiences online, which has resulted in some unique and useful educational opportunities.