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)

Associate Dean /
Associate Director
Position Available

People (more)

Cathy Creswell
Grants Coordinator

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Events (more)

Our local events

None listed.

Other UTIA events, or elsewhere
Bull Test Station Open House  12/10, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm CST, Spring Hill  MTREC

Senior Bull Test Sale  1/21, 12 noon CST, Spring Hill  MTREC

AI School Certification Course  2/29-3/1, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST daily, Spring Hill  MTREC

Junior Bull Test Sale  3/10, 12 noon CST, Spring Hill  MTREC


Research Groups and Facilities (more)

Hardwood Genomics Project
Creating genomic resources for the most important hardwood species in North America.
UT Gardens
An outdoor lab to evaluate various plants, trees, and shrubs.
UT Organics
Increasing farm income and keeping family farms in the family.
UT Crops
Statewide trials and management of corn, cotton, soybean, and small grains.

Video (more)

Bee Research
"Researchers at the UT Institute of Agriculture are exploring reasons behind the..."
Kinder Garden
"An outdoor classroom with some very young students - getting their hands dirty,..."
Weed Control Strategy
"'The Minute' host Jake Turner interviews Larry Steckel on weed control."
Intro to Biosystems Engineering
"Can we get more food, water, energy? Can we solve the problem of environmental..."