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)

Everly Manes
Grants Coordinator

News (more)


Events (more)

International Projects and Collaborations  8/21, Noon - 1:00 pm, PBB 156/157  AgRsch

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Workshop  9/25, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, PBB 156/157  AgRsch

Smith International Center Seminar Series  10/20-6/1, 12-1 pm, Location varies  OIP

Summer Celebration Lawn & Garden Show  7/12, 9 am - 5 pm, Jackson  WTREC


Research Groups and Facilities (more)

Wildlife Health
Emerging infectious diseases, including those that travel from animals to humans.
Manufacturing Excellence
Assisting manufacturing-based industries, with a focus on statistical process control, lean manufacturing, and real-time process modeling.
UT Soil, Plant, and Pest Center
Soil, media, forage, and grain testing; Insect and plant disease identification; Manure and plant tissue analysis
UTIA Greenhouses
High tech facilities help support agricultural research

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..."
"There's a new crop Tennessee farmers might consider. Researchers are..."