The latest issue of Innovations, the newsletter from the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, highlights research, academics, alumni, and news happening around the college that furthers the university’s mission as a land-grant university.

The Web version of Innovations contains online only multimedia content. Print copies can be requested by emailing Lynn McPeak.

Feature stories include:

  • A profile of alumnus Philip J. Haynie III. He’s first and foremost a farmer, but also an informal ambassador to the agriculture industry, as well as an advocate for minorities involved in agriculture. Read why he is part of the Hokie Nation who is making a difference.
  • The role of Kentland Farm’s Dining Services Garden in feeding hungry, hungry Hokies in a sustainable way.
  • How Virginia Cooperative Extension’s collaboration with the Virginia Cattleman’s Association has created a successful beef quality assurance program that adds value to beef products and puts more money in farmers’ pockets in the commonwealth.



Written by Amy Loeffler
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