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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:


The SmartFarm Innovation Network™ is the central platform of the CAIA, creating the agricultural and communities research and communications network throughout Virginia.

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Cyberbiosecurity focuses on identifying and reducing the risk of security vulnerabilities at the interface of life sciences, information sciences, and biosecurity.

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Data Analytics

Data analytics are essential for understanding the complexity of the data that technology is delivering.

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Becca Emery
Administrative Operations Assistant
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
(540) 231-3724