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  • Homefield Farm at Kentland Farm 2021 Annual Report
    (Virginia Tech, 2021)
    Homefield Farm (formerly the Dining Services Farm) is a collaborative partnership between Dining Services, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences. This annual report details the impact of the farm in 2021.
  • Homefield Farm at Kentland Farm 2020 Annual Report
    (Virginia Tech, 2020)
    Homefield Farm (formerly the Dining Services Farm) is a collaborative partnership between Dining Services, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences. This annual report details the impact of the farm in 2020.
  • CALS Magazine 2021
    (Virginia Tech, 2021)
    In this issue of the CALS Magazine, you will read about how the college is working around the world to combat the pandemic through research and education. You can also read stories that show how the diversity of the faculty, staff, students, and alumni contributes to the work being done at Virginia Tech and across the globe.
  • CALS Magazine 2020
    (Virginia Tech, 2020)
    The 2020 issue of the magazine for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).
  • CALS Magazine, Fall 2018
    (Virginia Tech, 2018)
    This is the innaugural issue of CALS Magazine. Replacing the Innovations newsletter, this annual publication celebrates the college, our accomplishments, and our Hokie family.
  • Homefield Farm at Kentland Farm 2019 Annual Report
    (Virginia Tech, 2019)
    Homefield Farm (formerly the Dining Services Farm) is a collaborative partnership between Dining Services, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences. This annual report details the mission and impact of the farm in 2019.
  • Homefield Farm at Kentland Farm 2018 Annual Report
    (Virginia Tech, 2018)
    Homefield Farm (formerly the Dining Services Farm) is a collaborative partnership between Dining Services, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences. This annual report details the mission and impact of the farm in 2018.
  • CALS 2020 Strategic Plan
    (Virginia Tech, 2020)
    This strategic plan reflects CALS' vision, mission, values, and priorities in 2020.
  • Homefield Farm at Kentland Farm: 2017 Annual Report
    (Virginia Tech, 2017)
    Homefield Farm (formerly the Dining Services Farm) is a collaborative partnership between Dining Services, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences. This annual report details the mission and impact of the farm in 2017.
  • Dining Services Farm 2016 Annual Report
    Hessler, Alex (Virginia Tech, 2016)
    The Dining Services Farm (DSF) is a collaboration between Virginia Tech Dining Services, The Department of Horticulture, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). The DSF began in 2009 as a small garden at Kentland Research Farm to provide experiential learning opportunities for students in the Civic Agriculture and Food Systems Minor and grow fresh produce for Dining Services. The mission of the DSF is to promote sustainable agriculture and community food systems by serving as a resource for education, research, and outreach for Virginia Tech and the Blacksburg community. 2015 marked the DSF’s 7th year as an educational farm-to-campus program providing hands-on exposure to sustainable food and agriculture in the field, the classroom, and the dining hall. The DSF continues to evolve and grow to produce crops more efficiently and create a functional and safe environment for working, teaching, and outreach. An additional 1.25 acres were brought under the management of the DSF in the summer of 2016, and new tractor-drawn implements assist with mechanical weed control and harvesting. Improvements to the washing and packing shed streamline post-harvest handling and orient the farm operation towards the successful completion of a Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) food safety audit in the near future...
  • Dining Services Farm 2015 Annual Report
    Hessler, Alex; Carver, Rial (Virginia Tech, 2015)
    The Dining Services Farm (DSF) is a collaboration between Virginia Tech Dining Services, The Department of Horticulture, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). The DSF began in 2009 as a small garden at Kentland Research Farm to provide experiential learning opportunities for students in the Civic Agriculture and Food Systems Minor and grow fresh produce for Dining Services. The mission of the DSF is to promote sustainable agriculture and community food systems by serving as a resource for education, research, and outreach for Virginia Tech and the Blacksburg community. 2015 marked the DSF’s 7th year as an educational farm-to-campus program providing hands-on exposure to sustainable food and agriculture in the field, the classroom, and the dining hall.
  • Dining Services Farm 2014 Annual Report
    Hessler, Alex; Carver, Rial (Virginia Tech, 2014)
    The Dining Services Farm (DSF) is a collaboration between Virginia Tech Dining Services, The Department of Horticulture, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). The DSF began in 2009 as a small garden at Kentland Research Farm to provide experiential learning opportunities for students in the Civic Agriculture and Food Systems Minor and grow fresh produce for Dining Services. The mission of the DSF is to promote sustainable agricultural practices and community food systems by serving as a resource for education, research, and outreach for Virginia Tech and the Blacksburg Community.
  • CALS Strategic Plan 2012-2018
    (Virginia Tech, 2012)
    This is the strategic plan for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences for 2012-2018. In addition to new mission and vision statements, the plan includes a list of values, emphasis areas, and four major goals with a number of strategies and high priority action items.
  • Innovations, Spring 2016
    (Virginia Tech, 2016)
    Healthy Food, Healthy People, Healthy Planet. Welcome to Innovations. Highlighting Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Virginia Agricultural and Experiment Station, and Virginia Cooperative Extension, this publication will keep you in-the-know on the latest innovations by our top students, faculty, and researchers. Published three times a year, Innovations also showcases the college’s alumni who champion Virginia Tech’s mission long after graduation. From finding ways to feed a hungry world to helping Virginians lead better lives, the stories of CALS’ and VCE’s past, present, and future illustrate the work being done to foster healthy food, healthy people, and a healthy planet.
  • Innovations, Winter 2014
    (Virginia Tech, 2014)
    Healthy Food, Healthy People, Healthy Planet. Welcome to Innovations. Highlighting Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Virginia Agricultural and Experiment Station, and Virginia Cooperative Extension, this publication will keep you in-the-know on the latest innovations by our top students, faculty, and researchers. Published three times a year, Innovations also showcases the college’s alumni who champion Virginia Tech’s mission long after graduation. From finding ways to feed a hungry world to helping Virginians lead better lives, the stories of CALS’ and VCE’s past, present, and future illustrate the work being done to foster healthy food, healthy people, and a healthy planet.
  • Innovations, Summer 2014
    (Virginia Tech, 2014)
    Healthy Food, Healthy People, Healthy Planet. Welcome to Innovations. Highlighting Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Virginia Agricultural and Experiment Station, and Virginia Cooperative Extension, this publication will keep you in-the-know on the latest innovations by our top students, faculty, and researchers. Published three times a year, Innovations also showcases the college’s alumni who champion Virginia Tech’s mission long after graduation. From finding ways to feed a hungry world to helping Virginians lead better lives, the stories of CALS’ and VCE’s past, present, and future illustrate the work being done to foster healthy food, healthy people, and a healthy planet.
  • Innovations, Fall 2016
    (Virginia Tech, 2016)
    Healthy Food, Healthy People, Healthy Planet. Welcome to Innovations. Highlighting Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Virginia Agricultural and Experiment Station, and Virginia Cooperative Extension, this publication will keep you in-the-know on the latest innovations by our top students, faculty, and researchers. Published three times a year, Innovations also showcases the college’s alumni who champion Virginia Tech’s mission long after graduation. From finding ways to feed a hungry world to helping Virginians lead better lives, the stories of CALS’ and VCE’s past, present, and future illustrate the work being done to foster healthy food, healthy people, and a healthy planet.
  • Innovations, Winter 2016
    (Virginia Tech, 2016)
    Healthy Food, Healthy People, Healthy Planet. Welcome to Innovations. Highlighting Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Virginia Agricultural and Experiment Station, and Virginia Cooperative Extension, this publication will keep you in-the-know on the latest innovations by our top students, faculty, and researchers. Published three times a year, Innovations also showcases the college’s alumni who champion Virginia Tech’s mission long after graduation. From finding ways to feed a hungry world to helping Virginians lead better lives, the stories of CALS’ and VCE’s past, present, and future illustrate the work being done to foster healthy food, healthy people, and a healthy planet.
  • Innovations, Summer 2015
    (Virginia Tech, 2015)
    Healthy Food, Healthy People, Healthy Planet. Welcome to Innovations. Highlighting Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Virginia Agricultural and Experiment Station, and Virginia Cooperative Extension, this publication will keep you in-the-know on the latest innovations by our top students, faculty, and researchers. Published three times a year, Innovations also showcases the college’s alumni who champion Virginia Tech’s mission long after graduation. From finding ways to feed a hungry world to helping Virginians lead better lives, the stories of CALS’ and VCE’s past, present, and future illustrate the work being done to foster healthy food, healthy people, and a healthy planet.
  • Innovations, Fall 2014
    (Virginia Tech, 2014)
    Healthy Food, Healthy People, Healthy Planet. Welcome to Innovations. Highlighting Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Virginia Agricultural and Experiment Station, and Virginia Cooperative Extension, this publication will keep you in-the-know on the latest innovations by our top students, faculty, and researchers. Published three times a year, Innovations also showcases the college’s alumni who champion Virginia Tech’s mission long after graduation. From finding ways to feed a hungry world to helping Virginians lead better lives, the stories of CALS’ and VCE’s past, present, and future illustrate the work being done to foster healthy food, healthy people, and a healthy planet.