Agency 229 annual report – Partners for Progress

The 2013 Agency 229 Annual Report for the Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station division showcases a few of the many ways Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the Agricultural Experiment Station are contributing to the economy and the benefits we bring to Virginians.

Agency 229 Annual Report

A recent study conducted by Battelle, the world’s largest nonprofit research and development organization, found that the growing agbioscience industry in the southern United States generates $240 billion in regional economic activity and supports more than $2.2 million jobs. The findings of this study underscore the importance of the contributions of our land-grant system.

Whether we are developing methods to protect crops from stink bugs, providing families with financial education, researching ways to prevent disease by altering a mosquito’s genetic makeup, or helping communities provide nutritious food for their citizens, our efforts continue to improve the standard of living and quality of life for Virginians — now and in the future.

We encourage you to share the report with other key Extension stakeholders and volunteers.

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