Agricultural Research Solutions.

We harness the creative energy of 160 Ph.D. faculty, specialized staff, and gifted graduate students. We make the agricultural, forest, and ornamental industries more efficient, improve the quality of rural life, and conserve soil, water, air, and wildlife. We do this with basic and applied research programs on the Institute of Agriculture campus, in partnership with UT Knoxville and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and at ten AgResearch Centers across the state.  

How can we work with you?

Research Emphasis (more)


Our People (more)

Liz Hebert
Grants Coordinator

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Events (more)

Cotton Tour  9/4, Jackson  WTREC

Horse Management Field Day  9/17, Spring Hill  MTREC

Horse Management Field Day  9/19, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Grand Junction  RECAMES

Fall Plant Sale and Garden Lectures  10/3, 1:30 pm, Jackson  WTREC

Beef Heifer Development School  10/18, Lewisburg  DREC


Research Groups and Facilities (more)

Center for Renewable Carbon
Positioning Tennessee as a leader in reducing our dependence on petroleum.
UTIA Greenhouses
High tech facilities help support agricultural research
Center for Ag Synthetic Biology
Unique automated platform for agricultural synthetic biology
Phytophthora Plant Pathogens
Soybeans, vegetables, the Irish potato blight, and Sudden Oak Death.

Video (more)

Sensor Drones
"Many Tennessee farmers use drones to fly over and view crops. UTIA is now..."
Crapemyrtle Bark Scale
"Southerners have come to rely on the Crapemyrtle as a dependable plant..."