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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Latest AREC news
Article ItemMike Gutter named director of Virginia Cooperative Extension, associate dean of Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences , article
Gutter, currently a professor, specialist, and associate dean of Extension at the University of Florida, will start his new role on Nov. 1.Date: 09.21.2022
Article ItemSmartFarm Innovation Network sees significant increase in talented researchers , article
Virginia Tech’s SmartFarm Innovation Network of skilled and dedicated faculty researchers is rapidly expanding as part of a strategic effort to create a statewide network of interconnected faculty, partners, and resources for scientific discovery and developing and deploying new technologies.Date: 09.12.2022
Article ItemVirginia Tech Board of Visitors to meet Aug. 21-23 in Hampton, Newport News, and Virginia Beach , article
In addition to facility tours and the retreat, board members will receive reports on student wellness, the campus master plan and the university strategic plan, and the Virginia Tech India Research and Educational Forum.Date: 08.12.2022
Article ItemCheers to Tony Wolf: The wine grape expert officially retires , article
The renowned viticulturist devoted his career to advancing Virginia wines, now a billion dollar industry.Date: 08.12.2022
Article ItemNew director named for Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center , article
Kevin Rice has extensive entomology experience and a strong record of scholarship and graduate student mentoring.Date: 08.11.2022
Article ItemCenter for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture, Virginia Cooperative Extension help Virginia Tech showcase its land-grant mission at 2022 Virginia Ag Expo , article
The members of Virginia’s largest private industry will gather at the 2022 Virginia Ag Expo on Aug. 4 to examine the latest trends, technologies, and research in agriculture that will help shape the agricultural future.Date: 07.19.2022