The Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education is a social science unit in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech dedicated to advancing the priorities of the university and the college through applied social sciences, emphasizing teaching and learning in agriculture, leadership and social change, and community education and development Learn more about what ALCE can do for you.

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Virginia's First Lady, Dorothy McAuliffe, addressed the importance of youth involvement in the agriculture industry and food safety and security as guest speaker of the 2017 Governor's School closing ceremony.