Virginia Tech Agribusiness Program Featured in Valley Business FRONT

Montgomery County, VAVirginia Tech’s agribusiness program was recently featured in Valley Business FRONT. The article highlighted that Virginia Tech is “among the top ten institutions in America for agricultural degrees.”

According to the article, agribusiness is an industry that is continuing to evolve thanks to technology. Virginia Tech is looking to prepare students for both emerging and traditional trends in agribusiness which will allow them access to one of the largest industries in the world.

Read the full Valley Business FRONT here.

Agriculture has been a staple in Virginia’s New River Valley for centuries and is full of passionate people who care about the natural environment and locally sourced food. With access to the highly sought after graduates at Virginia Tech, it’s not hard to see why the NRV is a natural fit for agribusiness. Find out how your food processing and agribusiness company can thrive in the NRV here.


Virginia’s New River Valley: Virginia’s New River Valley is an eclectic mix of interconnected small towns that each offer their own unique vibe and appeal. The region provides an abundance of cultural and social offerings due to the presence of three world-class universities, while retaining the charm and benefits of small town living. The NRV is home to a diverse and innovative business community with companies that range from high-tech startups to foreign-based corporations to specialty agribusiness. These organizations benefit from the collaborative spirit of our region and a loyal, highly-skilled, and educated workforce. The scenic beauty of the region also fosters a deep connection to nature, which is deepened by access to outdoor recreation and the preservation of our natural environment. It’s clear why Virginia’s New River Valley is “A Natural Fit.”

Onward NRV: Onward NRV is a public/private, regional economic development organization whose mission is to attract and retain world class jobs, investment, and talent in Virginia’s New River Valley. It’s also a movement where leaders from business, government, and higher education work together to promote the economic vitality of the region.

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