Virginia Tech helps grow agriculture industry, increase global trade
Virginia Tech is poised to help feed a growing world population while assisting the state’s agriculture and forestry industries to flourish and become global leaders, said Virginia Tech President Timothy D. Sands during a speech at the 2015 Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade.
“Virginia Tech and other land-grant partners, including Virginia State University, are in a great position to be a partner with all of you to take advantage of this opportunity going forward,” Sands told the crowd. “This is a great place to be if you are excited about agriculture.”
At the conference, Gov. Terry McAulliffe announced that in 2014, Virginia once again set a record with more than $3.35 billion in agriculture and forestry exports. That makes Virginia the second-largest agricultural exporter on the East Coast, up from third place the previous year.