Resources for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Title Available As Summary Date ID Author
How Farmers Learn: Improving Sustainable Agricultural Education Executive Summary/Research Brief Jun 19, 2009 2904-1291
Virginia 4-H Contest Guide- Electric Energy Challenge Apr 27, 2016 4H-588NP
Virginia 4-H Contest Guide- Arc Welding Apr 27, 2016 4H-595NP
Virginia Cooperative Extension Organizational Chart Dec 20, 2017 490-147 (VCE-899NP)
Common Ground: How Can Virginia Cooperative Extension Promote Civic Harmony in Our Polarized World?
The Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute (VNRLI) trains agents, community leaders, activists, educators, industry officials, and environmental professionals in group strategies and personal skills for pursuing consensus-based solutions to complex local problems.
Mar 17, 2014 AAEC-58NP
IMPACT: Virginia Potato Disease Advisory Impact
Potatoes are a major food crop on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, with average annual cash receipts of $14 million (2011-13).
Nov 13, 2014 ANR-105P
Virginia On-Farm Soybean Test Plots 2016
These demonstration and research plot results are a collaborative effort of Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Agents and Specialists, area producers, and agribusiness. The purpose of this publication is to provide research-based information to aid in the decision-making process for soybean producers in Virginia. It provides an unbiased evaluation of varieties, management practices, and new technologies through on-farm replicated research using producer equipment and time. These experiments enable producers to make better management decisions based on research and provide greater opportunities to improve yields and profits, which improves quality of life for them and their families.
Jan 13, 2017 ANR-244NP
IMPACT: Virginia Winter Fruit School Impact
Tree fruits are important to the agricultural economy in Virginia. The commonwealth ranks sixth in the nation in apple production, with a crop valued at more than $68 million, and 20th in peach production, with a crop valued at $4.5 million. Although smaller in acreage, cherries, pears, and plums also play an important role in some areas of Virginia. These fruit crops are susceptible to an everchanging array of insects, plant diseases, and weeds, and pest management programs are complex and knowledge-intensive.
May 13, 2015 AREC-135NP
Soybean Neamtode Management Guide Jan 2, 2012 AREC-1
Household Water Quality: Emergency Supplies of Water for Drinking and Food Preparation Nov 17, 2016 BSE-209NP
Indicators Of Lead In Well Water Dec 13, 2016 BSE-210NP
Utility Type Vehicles: UTV Maintenance and Safe Use Lawn Care Training Guide
Utility type vehicles (UTVs) are popular equipment used in a variety of settings, including the lawn care industry. Their hauling capacity and versatility have increased their popularity, and they are widely used in rural, suburban, and urban settings for a variety of lawn care, agricultural, construction, and industrial applications. Considering that UTVs are widely used in the green industry, it is extremely important that young workers in the industry become familiar with the safe operation of UTVs. The purpose of this training guide is to familiarize young workers with the safe use of UTVs.
Jun 6, 2014 BSE-49NP (BSE-108P)
Common Ground: Why Should University Faculty Partner with Virginia Cooperative Extension?
The Virginia Household Water Quality Program (VAHWQP) works to improve the health and safety of the 1.7 million Virginians who rely on private water systems (wells, springs, and cisterns) for their household water. In the U.S., public water supplies are regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act, which mandates regular testing and treatment for many contaminants. Homeowners who rely on private water supplies are completely responsible for routine testing of their water quality, maintaining their systems, and making decisions about water treatment.
Feb 21, 2014 BSE-94NP
Agency 229 Matters Dec 13, 2017 CALS-1099NP
The Impact of Agency 229 Dec 13, 2017 CALS-1122NP
Aging With Dignity
Life expectancy has increased dramatically in the past 100 years: 1 in every 8 Americans is age 65 or older. For most, this means an increase in the number of healthy years. Chronological age differs from biological age. How will you age? What do you know about care options? Will you be responsible for others as they age?
Nov 20, 2014 FCS-70P
Ready for School? What Should Your Child Be Able to Do?
Every child develops at a different rate. The first five years are very important learning years because the brain is forming concepts that will last a lifetime. A preschooler’s brain grows so fast! Using the preschool years to prepare children for school is very important.
Jun 17, 2015 FCS-79P(FCS-101P)
2012 Annual Report, Agency 229 - Partners for Progress Jan 24, 2013 VCE-16
2013 Annual Report, Agency 229 - Partners for Progress Nov 12, 2014 VCE-196
2013 Virginia Ag Expo EXTRA Jul 19, 2013 VCE-197
Virginia Cooperative Extension District Map Jan 27, 2016 VCE-231NP (VCE-529NP)
Food Deserts in Virginia
In 2012, Delegate Delores McQuinn introduced House Joint Resolution 88 and then in 2013 reintroduced House Joint Resolution 646 to request that the Virginia General Assembly review the issue of food deserts in Virginia. The Honorable William Howell, Speaker of the House of Delegates of the Virginia General Assembly, commissioned Alan Grant, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, and Jewel Hairston, dean of the College of Agriculture at Virginia State University, to conduct a study of food deserts in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Jan 22, 2014 VCE-294NP
2014 Virginia Ag Expo EXTRA
The Virginia Ag Expo Extra is a newsletter that promotes the Virginia Ag Expo and includes information related to Expo activities and its co-sponsors – Virginia Cooperative Extension, the Virginia Grain Producers Association, and the Virginia Soybean Association. It is published yearly and distributed to grain producers, agribusinesses, and other interested individuals.
Jul 22, 2014 VCE-421
2014 Annual Report, Agency 229 - Partners for Progress Nov 12, 2014 VCE-444
Extension Planning District Map Dec 2, 2014 VCE-461NP
2015 Annual Report, Agency 229 — Partners for Progress Sep 30, 2015 VCE-583NP
Virginia Cooperative Extension — By the Numbers Jan 27, 2016 VCE-692NP
Author Checklist May 26, 2016 VCE-733NP
Virginia Cooperative Extension Peer Reviewer Feedback Form Jun 10, 2016 VCE-747NP
Virginia Cooperative Extension Peer-Reviewed Content Request Form Jun 10, 2016 VCE-748NP
Peer-reviewed document template Jul 20, 2016 VCE-750NP
Preparing Your Manuscript for Submission Jul 20, 2016 VCE-751NP