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)

Dawn Hawkersmith
Financial Specialist

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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
UT Arboretum Society/Forest Resources AgResearch...  10/22, 6:30 - 10 pm, Oak Ridge  FRREC

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


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.
Center for Renewable Carbon
Positioning Tennessee as a leader in reducing our dependence on petroleum.
Phytophthora Plant Pathogens
Soybeans, vegetables, the Irish potato blight, and Sudden Oak Death.
UT Gardens
An outdoor lab to evaluate various plants, trees, and shrubs.

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..."