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Hokie BugCamp 2021

Armed with nets and jars, kids of all ages explored Heritage Park in Blacksburg, Va to find and capture flying and crawling insects during Hokie BugCamp 2021. The Virginia Tech Department of…

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AG Expo 2020 David and Lindsey

Virginia Cooperative Extension Specialist David Holshouser talks about how his research on soybeans helps producers boost yields and increase profits. When Ag Expo was canceled due to COVID in 2020,…

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AG Expo 2020 Trent Jones

Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent Trent Jones talks he shares the knowledge that specialists create and shares that with producers. Jones said the personal relationships that Extension has are…

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Ag Expo 2020 Wade Thomason

Virginia Cooperative Extension Specialist Wade Thomason’s research in Blacksburg and across the commonwealth on corn is one way that Extension helps grow the state’s number one private…

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AG Expo 2020 Michael Downing

Michael Downing, owner Bleak House Farm — the site where Ag Expo was scheduled to be held this year — talks about how Virginia Cooperative Extension helps him succeed. When Ag Expo was…

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Tech on Tap: No Camp? No Problem! STEM ideas for family summer fun

With many in-person camps canceled for the summer, Tech on Tap invited STEM education experts Erika Bonnett and Jim Egenrieder for a discussion on how to keep your kids engaged. During the June 18…

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Tech on Tap: The Ripple Effect: Food in the time of COVID-19

Faculty, Renee Boyer, Robert C. Williams, Melissa Chase, and Joell Eifert, from the Virginia Tech Department of Food Science and Technology were the featured speakers at the virtual Tech on Tap on…

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Tech on Tap: Get your hands dirty with Urban Gardening

Virginia Cooperative Extension agents Kirsten Conrad and Adria Bordas were the featured speakers at the virtual Tech on Tap event on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

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Learning the Foundations of Cider Making

Local businesses from around the area came to Virginia Tech's campus to participate in a course on the fundamentals of cider and perry production. The event featured workshops, lectures, and…

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Presidential Turkeys make Virginia Tech home

Presidential Turkeys, Bread and Butter are at home at Gobblers Rest. The National Thanksgiving Turkey and alternate came to Blacksburg to spend the rest of their years as Hokies. The tradition of the…

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SmartFarm Innovation Network aims to build resilient, sustainable agricultural systems

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…

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2019 Kentland Farm field day

Local farmers gathered at Kentland Farm to participate in a field day event which involved demonstrations of new technology and techniques.

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Kids learn about gardening, food prep at Family Food Fest camp

Family Food Fest is a partnership between Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension through Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. The youth day camp featured…

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Reflections from AAEC emeritus faculty

Three emeritus faculty share memories of their time at Virginia Tech and offer advice for current and incoming students and faculty.

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Ut Prosim Stories: Liza Dobson

Hear Food Access & Availability Assistant Coordinator Liza Dobson tell her Ut Prosim Story. What's your Ut Prosim Story? The Office for Strategic Affairs wants to hear how you're…

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Spotting the highly invasive spotted lanternfly

The spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect that has damaged agricultural crops in the northeast U.S. (creating a black sticky mess that stinks of sour vinegar), has been found in Virginia. Officials…

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