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 microbe research featured in Scientific American
- Michael Schwarz named director of Virginia Seafood Agriculture Research and Extension Center
- Virginia Tech researchers: new LED display lights improve taste of milk
- Avoid spreading boxwood disease when decorating for the holidays
- Carl Griffey reappointed W.G. Wysor Professor of Agriculture
- Ancient enzyme provides insights into modern-day metabolism, Virginia Tech researchers find
- Pardoned National Thanksgiving Turkey coming to Virginia Tech
- Charles Hagedorn honored with emeritus status
- Gordon Groover honored with emeritus status
- Virginia Tech joins Chesapeake Research Consortium
AREC Fact Sheets
Each fact sheet lists current research, recent impacts, statistics about the center, and faculty and graduate research.