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Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture

Welcome to CAIA

Establishing Virginia Tech as a comprehensive and innovative global research leader in smart and secure agriculture technologies and data analytics for informed decisions.

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our mission:

To leverage science and technology to create transformative solutions to support agriculture and food systems, the environment, and communities in the Commonwealth and beyond.

Our Vision:

To foster informed decisions using agricultural technologies and analytics for growth and research opportunities.

Our Platforms

Our research is based on three platforms:

  1. The SmartFarm Innovation Network® is a community-based agricultural research and communications network throughout Virginia.
  2. Cyberbiosecurity focuses on identifying and reducing the risk of security vulnerabilities.
  3. Data analytics are  essential for understanding the complexity of data that technology is delivering and translating into actionable decisions.

Latest news


Becca Emery

Administrative Operations Assistant
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
(540) 231-1881

Upcoming Events

CAIA-Sponsored and CAIA-Related

OCTOBER 2, 2022 | 10:00AM

CCI Integrated Security Seminar series - seminar 1

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OCTOBER 4, 2022 | 10:30AM

Seminar on discovering mobile signals involved in plant immunity - Dr. lisa david

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OCTOBER 5, 2022 | 10:30AM

seminar on understanding the influence of soil microbiomes on horticultural crop traits and production: from the lab, to new york city, to the central valley - Dr. Josh garcia

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OCTOBER 13, 2022 | 11:00AM - 12:00 PM

caia lightning talk: on-going caia affiliated seed  projects

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OCTOBER 25-26, 2022 

cea summit east - caia promo code available

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OCTOBER 25, 2022 | 11:00AM-12:00PM

auvsi ridge and valley fall symposium

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