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Experience the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with virtual reality goggles at the state fair

Get a 360-degree look at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the Virginia State Fair.

Get a 360-degree look at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the Virginia State Fair.

Now you only have to go as far as your smart phone to be able to see all that the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has to offer.

A new series of virtual reality images immerses viewers in 360-degree scenes from around the college that highlight the research, education, and outreach that faculty, staff, and students undertake on a daily basis. The images can be found online and at this year’s State Fair of Virginia.

The photos range from graduate students working in a modern lab in the Human and Agricultural Biosciences Building 1 to Virginia Cooperative Extension agents examining food safety issues and athletic trainers working with the football team in Lane Stadium during a football game.

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Virginia Cooperative Extension Day at state fair to feature food safety demos, activities for families

Look for the Virginia Cooperative Extension tents on Sunday, Sept. 27 at the State Fair to learn more about Extension.

Look for the Virginia Cooperative Extension tents on Sunday, Sept. 27 at the State Fair to learn more about Extension.

BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 21, 2015 – Virginia Cooperative Extension Day at the State Fair of Virginia will be held Sunday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Meadow Event Park in Doswell. The event will feature educational exhibits on food safety, 4-H youth development programs, gardening, emergency preparedness, nutrition, aquaculture, and much more.

“During Virginia Cooperative Extension Day, fairgoers will be able to see a sampling of what Extension has to offer in communities across Virginia,” said Lori Greiner, chair of the Virginia Cooperative Extension Day. “Extension has a lot of offer, and we want to encourage the public to take advantage of these programs.”

Fairgoers will be encouraged to visit the Extension exhibits located around the fairgrounds. Each area has information, free giveaways, and hands-on activities for all ages. Those who visit at least five exhibits will receive a Virginia Cooperative Extension drawstring backpack, while supplies last. Maps and more information will be available at the fairground entrance.

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Virginia Cooperative Extension Day at state fair to feature exhibits, hands-on activities for families

A Master Gardener explains composting techniques at last year's state fair.

A Master Gardener explains composting techniques at last year’s state fair.

BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 19, 2014 – Virginia Cooperative Extension welcomes fairgoers to learn more about its programs through a day of exhibits, demonstrations, and fun activities at the State Fair of Virginia.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Day will be held Sunday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia. The event will feature educational exhibits on food safety, 4-H youth development programs, gardening, emergency preparedness, nutrition, the environment, aquaculture, and much more.

“Virginia Cooperative Extension Day will be a great place for people to see what Extension is all about and to learn about programs that are available to help them in their everyday lives,” said Joe Hunnings, co-chair of Virginia Cooperative Extension Day at the State Fair. “Extension has a lot to offer, and we want to encourage the public to take advantage of these programs.”

Fairgoers will be encouraged to embark on a mission to visit the Extension exhibits located around the fairgrounds. Each area has information, free giveaways, and hands-on activities for all ages. Attendees who complete the mission will receive a Virginia Cooperative Extension drawstring backpack, while supplies last. Maps and more information will be available at the fairground entrance.

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