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.
- Nemo found at Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center
- Catherine Larochelle named assistant professor of agricultural and applied economics
- Vitor R.G. Mercadante hired as assistant professor of animal and poultry sciences, Extension specialist
- Haibo Huang named assistant professor of food science and technology
- Julie Shortridge named assistant professor of biological systems engineering
- Virginia Tech researchers: Climate change may benefit Ethiopia, increase the country's access to water
- Scientists find new system in tomato’s defense against bacterial speck disease
- Virginia Tech’s brewhouse display on tap for Saturday’s Deschutes Street Pub in Roanoke
- Virginia Tech researchers’ discovery could lead to more environmentally friendly consumer products
- Virginia Tech researchers iron out unusual flavors in milk
AREC Fact Sheets
Each fact sheet lists current research, recent impacts, statistics about the center, and faculty and graduate research.