Agricultural Research Solutions.

We harness the creative energy of 130 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 Research Centers across the state.   How can we work with you?

Research Emphasis (more)

Love ornamentals?
We host the variety show.

People (more)

Bill Brown
Dean & Director

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Events (more)

Blooms Days  5/10-5/11, Knoxville  UTGard   Website

Plant Propagation  5/10, 10:00 am, Crossville  PREC

Fruits of the Backyard Field Day  6/17, TBD, Spring Hill  MTREC

Summer Color  6/24, Knoxville  UTGard


Groups and Facilities (more)

Bio-Based Energy Analysis
A potential win for energy, agriculture, and the environment.
SunGrant Initiative
Renewable energy, revitalizing rural areas, and biobased industries.
Policy Analysis
Policies, regulations, and conditions affecting the farming and ag sector.
Ag & Food Security
Training industry and government to prevent terrorist acts targeting the ag and food sector.

Video (more)

Weed Progress
"Weeds are a nuisance to gardeners, but downright devastating to those who farm..."
Vet Equine Center
"Tennessee has more than 40,000 horse farms. Keeping these beautiful animals..."
Stocker Cattle
"Beef cattle farming is Tennessee’s top agricultural commodity. Some producers..."
High Tunnels
"Some Tennessee nursery farmers use what are called “high tunnel” greenhouses –..."