Fall 2014 issue of Virginia Tech Magazine now available

Virginia Tech Magazine has released its Fall 2014 issue, which includes several of my stories.

My cover story examines the university’s efforts to build Virginia’s agricultural industry and help find new ways to feed and provide water for the world’s growing population.

I also look at what Virginia Tech faculty are doing to fight pests that have decimated populations of American chestnut, Eastern hemlock and Carolina hemlock.

In this issue’s How Tech Ticks, I consider the technology, engineering and construction that’s gone into making the Duck Pond one of the most natural-feeling places on campus.

Find all this and more in the new issue of Virginia Tech Magazine, either in your mailbox or online at vtmag.vt.edu.