The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research will be recognized as a valued regional leader by successfully leveraging resources and partnerships.


The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research serves as a regional catalyst for economic transformation. The mission will be accomplished through applied research, advanced learning, economic development and conference services.

Footprint Served:

The Institute directly serves the counties of Patrick, Franklin, Henry, Pittsylvania, Halifax and Mecklenburg along with the cities Martinsville and Danville.

Service is also provided to other areas of the state by request or in partnership with other organizations. 

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Solution Finders - Cucumber Grafting

Solution Finders - Cucumber Grafting

IALR scientists are collaborating with regional growers to increase their revenue by working with them to graft English cucumbers. IALR scient...

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