VT News: Virginia Tech agricultural sciences programs rise in National Science Foundation rankings

BLACKSBURG, Va., May 20, 2015 – Virginia Tech’s ranking of agricultural sciences research and development expenditures for 2013 rose to sixth in the nation, cementing the university and its scientists as international leaders in helping feed a quickly growing global population and sustainably managing the world’s forests.

The National Science Foundation said the $101 million in expenditures moved the university to the sixth spot, up from seventh. The figure is up 14 percent from four years ago.

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