Alan L. Grant, dean of the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

What an exciting time to be a Hokie. We have much to be grateful for and much to look forward to.

Your support and involvement make an impact by:

  • Providing study abroad, internship, research, and scholarship opportunities for our students.
  • Empowering our scientists to make bold new discoveries.
  • Enabling our faculty to disseminate knowledge to citizens across the commonwealth and around the globe.

As we embark on a new year, I believe the best is yet to come. A new strategic plan, coming in the spring, will guide our vision for a bold new future – a future that envisions thriving communities throughout the commonwealth. The SmartFarm Innovation Network is bringing together the very best information, research, and resources we have to offer, providing systematic, streamlined, and practical solutions to many pressing problems. Boundless Impact: The Campaign for Virginia Tech, which launched last fall, will ensure our ability to continue educating the next generation of leaders, attracting and retaining exceptional faculty, and providing world-class facilities. Inside the pages of our second annual CALS Magazine, I invite you to read about each of these initiatives.

Thank you for your thoughtful support.

Alan L. Grant