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?

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Our People (more)

Angela Braden

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Events (more)

Cotton Tour  9/4, 8 am, 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)

Wildlife Health
Emerging infectious diseases, including those that travel from animals to humans.
Ag & Food Security
Training industry and government to prevent terrorist acts targeting the ag and food sector.
UT Gardens
An outdoor lab to evaluate various plants, trees, and shrubs.
UT Soil, Plant, and Pest Center
Soil, media, forage, and grain testing; Insect and plant disease identification; Manure and plant tissue analysis

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..."