Agricultural Research and Extension Centers
The Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station conducts research on food and fiber systems, their impact on the environment, and their relation to the future needs of Virginia, the nation, and the world.
VAES faculty are located at 11 Agricultural Research and Extension Centers and within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Natural Resources and Environment, and the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. AREC faculty and staff, along with faculty based at the main campus, deliver research and Extension programs at these sites, which represent the commonwealth’s diversity and take advantage of the unique characteristics and challenges found in each location. The ARECs serve not only as field-research sites and field laboratories for undergraduate and graduate students, but also as program sites for producers, school groups, and the state's citizens.
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Article ItemCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences begins research needs assessment survey , article
The survey is aimed at steering the future direction of its agricultural research initiatives.Date: 02.20.2024
Article ItemJacob Forehand named Tidewater AREC's new Peanut Extension Specialist , article
Forehand looks forward to supporting growers through applied research and Extension programs.Date: 02.16.2024
Article ItemTom Soladay named College of Agriculture and Life Sciences director of communications and marketing , article
Soladay will lead communications and marketing for the college, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station that includes 11 Agricultural Research and Extension Centers around the commonwealth.Date: 02.12.2024
Article ItemJamie Lucero named project director for the Alliance to Advance Climate-Smart Agriculture , article
The Alliance to Advance Climate-Smart Agriculture involves a record $80 million U.S. Department of Agriculture Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities grant to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Launched in September, the effort will help farmers and ranchers implement climate-smart practices that could significantly reduce greenhouse gases.Date: 01.25.2024
Article ItemVirginia Tech researchers help answer an urgent call for native seeds in Southside Virginia , article
A project led by Virginia Tech researchers aims to replenish and maintain a sustainable pipeline of native seeds for the southern portion of Virginia, also known as Southside, by partnering with underserved farmers from the region.Date: 01.18.2024
Researchers use scientific discoveries based on the best techniques of qualitative and quantitative analysis to address today’s most processing agricultural and environmental issues. More powerfully, the partnership between VAES and VCE creates a highly effective means for communicating and teaching new techniques with instant and lasting impact in local communities.