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    Strengthening the climate for sustainable agricultural growth , article

    Today, the 2021 Global Agricultural Productivity Report (GAP Report), " Strengthening the Climate for Sustainable Agricultural Growth," was released by Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. It urges the acceleration of productivity growth from smallholders to large-scale farmers to meet consumers' needs and address current and future threats to human and environmental well-being.

    Date: Oct 20, 2021
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    Grant beefs up grazing initiative that benefits farmers and environment , article

    Virginia Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the University Libraries team up to help cattle farmers be more profitable, protect water quality, and promote environmental stewardship through grazing management.

    Date: Oct 19, 2021
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    Bioplastic development means new way of sustainability on farms , video

    CALS assistant professor Dr. Rebecca Cockrum, and graduate student Hailey Galyon are working to develop a bioplastic from bacteria in order to replace single-use plastics on farms.

    Date: Jul 30, 2021
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    Pamela Northam, First Lady of Virginia, visits Kentland Farm during Virginia Ag Week , video

    Pamela Northam, Virginia First Lady, visits Kentland Farms to learn about new research and technologies being developed by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech. Mrs. Northam is joined by Delegate Chris Hurst and Heidi Hertz, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, as they tour Kentland Farms.

    Date: Jun 16, 2021
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    One Giant Leap For Plant-kind: VT Soil Judging Team Grows Vegetables In Lunar Soil , video

    Members of the VT Soil Judging team participate in a NASA crowdsource project to experiment with different techniques for growing plants in lunar soil; a process that will be important for potential lunar colonization. For years, Hokies have played key roles in aeronautics and space exploration. Read more in the spring 2020 issue of the Virginia Tech magazine.

    Date: Mar 26, 2021
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    The Virginia Agricultural Publications Inventory Project , video

    The Virginia Agricultural Publications Inventory Project (VAPIP) aims to collect, review, and document agriculture and home science in Virginia over the past 130 years as documented in Agricultural Research and Extension Center publications. Inga Haugen, agriculture, life sciences, and scholarly communication librarian at the University Libraries, and Meagan Russell, a senior biology student, have been combing through these historical documents in order to make a complete inventory for the University Libraries catalog. Throughout the project, the pair are identifying items that need repair in order to be archived, noting data within the documents, double checking research assumptions, and working to ensure materials appear as they should. The greatest goals are to help preserve this content for future research and to make it available to the public.

    Date: Oct 16, 2019
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    SmartFarm Innovation Network aims to build resilient, sustainable agricultural systems , video

    Virginia Tech's Smart farm innovation network is an effort to connect disparate entities around the Commonwealth through technology. The goal is to increase overall efficiency, resilience, and sustainability of food, agricultural, and natural resources production systems.

    Date: Oct 11, 2019
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    Students research ag in Ecuador , video

    Virginia Tech agriculture students spent six weeks in Ecuador working with local partners to survey Andean farmers. They spoke the language, explored historic sites, and got a taste for international development work.

    Date: Oct 10, 2019
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    Chris Kuhler - Governor's School for Agriculture , video

    Agribusiness major Chris Kuhler grew as a leader working as a Governor's School for Agriculture leader helping high school students learn more about agriculture and college life.

    Date: Jul 19, 2019
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    Exploring agriculture in South Africa , video

    Follow a group of students through South Africa as they learn about agriculture, conservation, and wildlife management during a winter term abroad

    Date: Mar 27, 2019
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    The Impact of ARECs , video

    The network Agricultural Research and Extension Centers around Virginia help the commonwealth’s number one industry — agriculture — thrive.

    Date: Mar 26, 2019
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    PhD student provides inmates agricultural training , video

    Nicholas Wege Dias completed parts of his master’s research at prison farms throughout the commonwealth. He decided to give back to many of the inmates by offering a two-day course on cattle artificial insemination, giving the inmates skills they could use to help find employment after their release.

    Date: Feb 13, 2019
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    Hillside Farm, Laura Flory '08 , video

    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumna Laura Flory '08 at her dairy operation, Hillside Farm, in Pulaski County, Virginia. Learn more at https://www.magazine.cals.vt.edu/women-in-farming.html - Created by Tim Skiles, 2018

    Date: Dec 16, 2018
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    This is who you are. This is who we are. #VTCALS , video

    We dig deeper, seek higher, reach farther than ever before ... not because we can, but because we must. We are the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

    Date: Dec 06, 2018
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    Virginia Tech has lasting impacts on Senegal's agriculture and education systems , video

    The Education and Research in Agriculture project in Senegal strengthened human and institutional capacity in agricultural teaching, research, training, and outreach in order to serve the needs of Senegalese public and private sectors such as farmers and food processors. Managed by Virginia Tech's Center for International Research, Education, and Development, the eight-year project led the charge to connect agriculture, education, and business in a world where agricultural development is not just about money, but about people.

    Date: Nov 29, 2018
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    Harvesting watermelons with agBOT , video

    A student-lead team designed the agBOT watermelon harvester to help aging farmers. The machine can autonomously identify and harvest ripe watermelons. A passive slapper mechanism thumps the watermelons in a way that is similar to how a person tests one at the supermarket, and an onboard microphone helps agBOT determine whether or not to harvest the watermelon.

    Date: Jun 14, 2018