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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:


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Contact us

Becca Emery

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

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Upcoming events

CAIA-Sponsored Events

No upcoming sponsored events at this time.

The June 8th Lightning Talk Session: “Advances at the Nexus of Agriculture and Cybersecurity” video recording has now been post. Click on the "ALL CURRENT & PAST EVENTS" button below. 

CAIA-Related Events

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    July 20-22, 2021

    4th Annual Virginia Cybersecurity Education Conference: "Cracking the Code to Cybersecurity Education"