The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is tackling the grand challenges facing our world using the land-grant model of research, education, and outreach. Working together, we are exploring ways to preserve our natural resources and improve the economic prosperity and quality of life for people around the globe not only today, but for generations to come.


Here, top scientists inspire future leaders in agriculture and life sciences by using hands-on learning experiences on campus and around the globe. 


Complex challenges such as mitigating climate change, improving health and well-being, and feeding a growing global population require sharp minds creating innovative solutions.


Virginia Cooperative Extension is improving lives by enhancing the value of agriculture, sustaining the environment, developing youth and families, and cultivating communities.

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John Royse did research on turfgrass tiles while he was a graduate student at Virginia Tech. His tiles were recently used to protect the National Mall.

John Royse

He's got the National Mall covered

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Instagram: A Day in the Life of a CALS student

Instagram: A Day in the Life of a CALS student

Farmers in Ecuador speak with Virginia Tech students

Farmers in Ecuador

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