Robin White seeks better agriculture by harnessing new technology
Robin White is trying help solve to one of the world’s biggest problems using a blend of futuristic technology and an ancient occupation.
“The grand challenge is trying to find sustainable ways to feed a growing population,” said White, assistant professor of animal and poultry sciences in Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. “Right now, I feel like we have a lot of the tools in place, we just have to find a way to implement all of them.”
During her five years at Virginia Tech, White has taken a lead role in harnessing advancements in technology to study livestock and convert big data into applications for producers. With an environmental systems-oriented approach, her research aims to better understand how livestock and the areas in which they live impact each other in search of practices that are increasingly beneficial to the animal, environment, and industry.
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