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Rise to land-grant university preeminence for graduate interdisciplinary research training for agricultural and food systems at the nexus of life science, digital and physical sciences.

Be a premier workforce cross-training resource for agriculture and life sciences technology applications and development.

Targeted impacts

  • Recognized as a premier university for educating students in agricultural innovation and technology
  • Students showcase talents in integrated data analytics and technology skills applicable across the agriculture and food system
  • Graduates are highly recruited for academic, corporate, and public service positions
  • Alumni rise to national prominence in leadership and academic and corporate research and management
  • Recognized as a pipeline for Virginia’s agriculture and food systems technology workforce, assisting through practical training in relevant topic areas and technical skills.


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