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Kohl Agribusiness Centre

Agribusiness education reimagined

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What is the Kohl Centre?

The Kohl Centre provides students with an opportunity to solidify their knowledge and expand their skillset by engaging clients from around the state, building a professional network, and helping clients analyze and evaluate alternatives – all while earning degree credit. 

The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech invites applications for the Kohl Centre Chair. This Chair will be a full-time academic year tenured position at the rank of Professor. The successful candidate will have an established record of achievement and leadership in agribusiness and/or agricultural and applied economics with an emphasis on economic decision-making using modern quantitative tools.

Details and apply.


Alumni James “J.” and Renae Pearson, of Lavonia, Georgia, have endowed a faculty position to support the Virginia Tech Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Their gift creates the James A. and Renae C. Pearson Collegiate Faculty Fellowship, which is tied to the department’s Kohl Agribusiness Centre, a visionary experiential learning program named after Virginia Tech Professor Emeritus Dave Kohl, one of J. Pearson’s life-long role models and mentors.

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