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 members are located at 11 Agricultural Research and Extension Centers and throughout 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 State Map
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The sites, totaling almost 4,300 acres, represent the commonwealth’s diversity and take advantage of the unique characteristics and challenges found in each location. AREC faculty and staff members and faculty from the main campus deliver research and Extension programs at these sites. 

The ARECs serve not only as key field-research sites, but also as field laboratories for undergraduate and graduate students and program sites for producers, school groups, and other citizens.

AREC Fact Sheets

Each fact sheet lists current research, recent impacts, statistics about the center, and faculty and graduate research.