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Field Trip to the Alphin-Stuart Livestock Arena During the 2019 Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperit

During the 2019 Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity, attendees took a trip to the Alphin-Stuart Livestock Teaching Arena to get an up-close and person look at the innovative work being done there.

The facility includes a 125-by-250-foot ring with a prescription earthen floor, classroom space, office space, bleacher seating for 450, animal holding pens, and a kitchen/concession area.

In this space at Virginia Tech, they are bringing innovation and technology to agriculture.


Hosted by the Virginia Rural Center, the 2019 Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity took place Sept. 23-24, 2019 at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center and brought together state, business, and civic leaders to explore the future of rural Virginia. In addition to Governor Ralph Northam, other featured speakers included legislators from across the Commonwealth, Secretariats, business owners, educators and economic developers. Attendees came from 59 different counties across the Commonwealth, six different states and DC.

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