Agency 229 Matters

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AGENCY 229 MATTERS

VIRGINIA AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION


AGENCY 229

PUTTING RESEARCH IN THE HANDS OF VIRGINIANS Every day, in every corner of the commonwealth, Agency 229 is making a positive impact on people’s lives. It starts with innovative research conducted by scientists and specialists at Virginia Tech and the 11 Agricultural Research and Extension Centers strategically located around the state. This research is then shared with Virginia Cooperative Extension agents who are fanned out across the commonwealth and work with citizens to provide practical education to help individuals, businesses, and communities. We are helping producers on the Eastern Shore grow heartier crops, youth in Southwest Virginia learn leadership skills, companies in Richmond expand their businesses, and landowners in the Shenandoah Valley protect the environment. This is the heart of our land-grant mission: creating knowledge and sharing it with the world to help our communities thrive. It’s what Virginia Tech has done for nearly 150 years and will continue to do for generations to come.

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION Virginia Cooperative Extension is a cooperative effort among local, state, and federal governments in partnership with tens of thousands of citizens. There are 107 Extension offices located across Virginia in every county and 12 cities. Extension leads the engagement mission of Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.

VIRGINIA AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION The Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station includes faculty members in three colleges: the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Natural Resources and Environment, and the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. The colleges work with the 11 Agricultural Research and Extension Centers located across the state.


EXTENSION AND RESEARCH FUNDING (FUNDING SOURCES FOR FY2020)

Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station received $171,985,370 from federal, state, and local government, as well as from grants, contracts, and other sources.

7%

Funds from local government

44%

FUNDING BY SOURCE

9% 40%

LOCATION OF RESEARCH AND EXTENSION PERSONNEL District offices

2%

4-H Centers

2%

Virginia Tech Campus

42%

City and county offices

43%

ARECs

11%

State general funds Federal capacity grants Grants, contracts, and other funds

20%

Amount of Virginia’s agricultural productivity that comes from investment in research and Extension

$1.29

ADDITIONAL AMOUNT OF FUNDING Agency 229 generates for every $1 the state invests

VALUE OF VOLUNTEERS In 2019, Virginia Cooperative Extension volunteers assisted in delivering education programs. These volunteers contributed

1,164,939 * $33,154,164

hours of service valued at

* Based on Independent Sector 2019 Value of Volunteer Hours by State.

EXTENSION AND RESEARCH EFFORT

33%

757 FTEs

Total number of faculty and staff members for research and Extension

VIRGINIA AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION

67%

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION


F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T O U R P R O G R A M S , V I S I T

O U R W E B S I T E S O R O N E O F O U R LO C A L E X T E N S I O N O F F I C E S . Virginia Cooperative Extension — www.ext.vt.edu Virginia Cooperative Extension local offices — www.ext.vt.edu/offices Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station — www.vaes.vt.edu College of Agriculture and Life Sciences — www.cals.vt.edu College of Natural Resources and Environment — www.cnre.vt.edu Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine — www.vetmed.vt.edu

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg Campus

Virginia State University, Petersburg

Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors, Roanoke 11 Agricultural Research and Extension Centers 1 Departmental Research Centers 6 4-H Educational Centers

108 Local Extension Offices

Produced by Communications and Marketing, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Virginia Tech, 2019

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