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 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!
- Virginia Tech researchers use texting to boost international development
- Virginia Tech alumnus has the National Mall covered
- Virginia Tech Fulbright scholar headed to Denmark to teach and research sodium reduction
- Virginia Tech partners with commonwealth, Israeli food company
- Virginia Tech microbe research featured in Scientific American
- Michael Schwarz named director of Virginia Seafood Agriculture Research and Extension Center
AREC Fact Sheets
Each fact sheet lists current research, recent impacts, statistics about the center, and faculty and graduate research.