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 ItemGrant aims to accelerate sustainable shellfish aquaculture and boost Virginia coastal economies , article
To help bring seafood aquaculture farming on par with its land-based counterparts, the Virginia Seafood AREC received a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of a multi-institutional effort to accelerate sustainable farming efforts.Date: 01.21.2021
Article ItemDiversity seed investments cement new partnerships , article
A program that helps Virginia Tech faculty jump-start new collaborations with colleagues at HBCUs is reaching more departments and continuing to attract external funding.Date: 12.17.2020
Article ItemResearch team led by Virginia Tech professor awarded $4 million grant to improve boxwood blight prevention , article
The USDA NIFA grant was one of five involving Virginia Tech that total more than $18.6 million.Date: 11.19.2020
Article ItemVirginia Cooperative Extension goes digital, explores new pathways for content delivery , article
Though COVID-19 has halted many of the in-person events that Virginia Cooperative Extension has historically held, it hasn’t slowed Extension agents, specialists, and administrators who have brought many of the in-person experiences online, which has resulted in some unique and useful educational opportunities.Date: 10.30.2020
Article ItemVirginia Tech researchers awarded $1 million grant to study the survival of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces in the food supply chain , article
Virginia Tech researchers are studying how long SARS-CoV-2 survives on surfaces, focusing on its survival on food, food contact surfaces, and other points along the food supply chain.Date: 10.19.2020