Katie Goodman, a member of the South Anna 4-H Club in Hanover County, Va., is gaining recognition for her work to feed the hungry.
“She just amazes me. She’s just this ordinary little girl who does extraordinary things,” said Rita Schalk, 4-H youth agent in Hanover County.
Professor Carl Griffey’s research to develop new strains of wheat does more than help the nation’s grain producers compete in the global market. His work also generates millions of dollars for the commonwealth and Virginia Tech.
The trees that line the streets and sidewalks of Virginia do a lot more than make the commonwealth’s cities beautiful — they help create a more vibrant and healthier place to live. The College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech is a leader in ensuring that these urban forests are protected and continue to be a vital part of our landscape.
The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine contributes to the success of Virginia’s beef and dairy producers through programs that add value to the state’s livestock while safeguarding its food supply.
Veterinarians Dee Whittier and John Currin - Virginia Cooperative Extension faculty members in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences - are training Extension agents and livestock producers across the commonwealth through the Virginia Beef Quality Assurance Program. The program adds $1.5 million to $2 million to the value of cattle on Virginia’s certified farms, according to data compiled annually by Extension specialists and agents.
Over the past nine years, Virginia Cooperative Extension has pioneered a research-based program that has motivated 30,000 Virginia children to lead healthier lives through good nutrition, physical activity, and bodyimage awareness.