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)


People (more)

Micki Heatherly
Assistant to the Dean

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Events (more)

Our local events
UT Knoxville RCR Lunch and Learn Series  11/2, Noon - 1:00 pm, A004 Blount Hall  AgRsch   UTK registration site

IT Security  12/13, Noon - 1:00 pm, PBB 156/157  AgRsch

Other UTIA events, or elsewhere
Tennessee Forestry Association - Master Logger...  10/26, 8 am - 3 pm, Oak Ridge  FRREC

Forest Specific Pesticide Management Workshop  11/1, 8:30 am - 12 noon, Oak Ridge  FRREC

AI School Certification Course  11/7-11/8, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST daily, Spring Hill  MTREC   Waiting list


Research Groups and Facilities (more)

Manufacturing Excellence
Assisting manufacturing-based industries, with a focus on statistical process control, lean manufacturing, and real-time process modeling.
Weed Diagnostics Center
Diagnostic testing services for weeds of crop and non-cropland systems including turfgrass, ornamentals, and utility rights of way.
UT Gardens
An outdoor lab to evaluate various plants, trees, and shrubs.
UT Organics
Increasing farm income and keeping family farms in the family.

Video (more)

"Microgreens are tiny plants that add zest to salads and main dishes, and are..."
Water Quality
"Floods, droughts and very hot or cold temperatures - all weather patterns that..."
Renewable Carbon Tree Harvest
"Trees that we harvest can become our fuel, energy, and industrial products...."
Ag Economy
"Tennessee farmers are making plans for their 2016 crops after a disappointing..."