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.
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.