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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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Sign-up for one of our small discussion groups

Do you have questions about how you fit into CAIA? Do you have ideas you wish CAIA would help you pursue? Do you want to help design a CAIA-related events? Do you want CAIA leadership to know more about you and your dreams? Sign up for a ‘Discussion with the CAIA Directors’ small group. We will meet for an hour and you can talk and we will listen. You can ask questions and we will share our perspective. We can get to know each other better and help you connect to CAIA. This may be a brown bag lunch or a lunch, coffee, or other refreshments at a local business. We can guarantee, it will be fun. 

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:


Stories of impact


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Contact us

Becca Emery

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

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