The Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) is located on the St. Croix Campus of the University of the Virgin Islands. AES is part of the Research and Public Service Component. The U.S. Virgin Islands are semiarid, subtropical islands in the Lesser Antilles. The islands are marked by easterly trade winds which provide a nearly constant breeze and alternating periods of drought and heavy rain. A long tradition of agriculture in St. Croix provides an ideal location for our research mission.
Agriculture Experiment Station Annual Reports
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The Agricultural Experiment Station has funding to support one UVI student to attend a summer internship at the University of Guam (June 10 - 24). The student should be interested in pursuing a career in agriculture, food sciences, environment and natural resources, or biology-related sciences, but this is not required.
Application deadline is April 16, 2018. Interested students should be nominated by a faculty member and the student should send a letter of interest and explain how this opportunity would benefit their academic career to Dr. Bob Godfrey. The full announcement is available at the link below.
Programs and Personnel
|Research Areas||Leader||Telephone||Email address|
|Agroforestry||Michael Morgan||(340) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Agronomy||Stuart Weiss||(340) email@example.com|
|Animal Science||Bob Godfrey||(340) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Aquaculture||Donald Bailey||(340) email@example.com|
|Biotechnology||Tom Zimmerman||(340) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Director||Bob Godfrey||(340) email@example.com|
|Assistant Director||Tom Zimmerman||(340) firstname.lastname@example.org
|Trades Leader||Angel Gonzalez||(340) 692-4020|
|Administrative Specialist||(340) 692-4020|
|Administrative Specialist||Fiola Alexander||(340) email@example.com|
|Fax number for all programs||(340) 692-4035|
AES conducts basic and applied research to meet the needs of the local agricultural community in increasing production, improving efficiency, developing new enterprises, preserving and propagating germplasm unique to the Virgin Islands, and protecting the natural resource base. AES has research programs in animal science aquaculture, biotechnology, forage agronomy, fruit and ornamental crops and vegetable crops.
Our vision is to generate information by conducting scientific research that leads to improved agricultural practices in the Virgin Islands and the Car!bean Region. Our research programs will be increasingly influenced by the needs of the public and the farming community and by research conducted by other agricultural research institutions Using new technologies, the results of our research will be disseminated more widely to farmers and the international scientific community.
Our results are disseminated to the local and regional agricultural community, scientists and the public through peer-reviewed scientific journals, conference presentations and proceedings, seminars, workshops, technical and farmers bulletins, popular media and the Cooperative Extension Service. Examples of research results can be found on the individual program sites using the links above.
TO CONTACT US
University of the Virgin Islands
Agricultural Experiment Station
RR 1, Box 10,000
Kingshill, VI 00850
Telephone: (340) 692-4020 Fax: (340) 692-4035
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, and American Sign Language) should contact the UVI School of Agriculture or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online at https://www.ocio.usda.gov/ document/ad- 3027, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or (2) Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or (3)Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension Work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, as amended. UVI School of Agriculture and United States Department of Agriculture Cooperating. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.