The Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station performs research on food and fiber systems, on their impact on the environment, and relating to the future needs of Virginia, the nation, and the world. VAES has faculty members 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 Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech.
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 field day program sites for producers, school groups, and other citizens.
- Virginia Tech Beef Cattle Center earns 2017 AICA Outstanding Seedstock Producer Award
- BP oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to natural resources, scientists find in first-ever financial evaluation of spill’s impact
- Virginia Tech researchers: As rain and temperatures increase, so will costs to mitigate pollution
- Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approves proposed School of Plant and Environmental Sciences
- Virginia Tech researchers find special bacteria in Claytor Lake that can freeze water
- Virginia Cooperative Extension provides training in facilitation skills
- Virginia Tech researcher leads team that examines molecular-level problems of heart disease
- Virginia Tech professor speaks on Capitol Hill about impact and value of funding science
- Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics to co-host Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade on March 6-7
- It’s a bird! A plane! It’s John Jelesko — Super Poison Ivy Man!
AREC Fact Sheets
Each fact sheet lists current research, recent impacts, statistics about the center, and faculty and graduate research.