Barry D. Sims, Ph.D.

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Associate Director
  UT AgResearch
Office: 230 Morgan Hall
Phone: (865) 974-7339

Focus: Associate Director

Recent Publications


Ph.D. Agronomy/Weed Science, University of Arkansas, 1986
M.S. Plant and Soil Science/Weed Science, University of Tennessee, 1983
B.S. Plant and Soil Science, University of Tennessee, Martin, 1981
A.S. Agricultural Business, Dyersburg State Community College, 1979


Forage Research
UT researchers are looking for the best forage for cattle to produce high quality beef. The goal is to grow hay for cattle in the hot, dry months of summer – when fields are usually barren.  
Beef Cattle
Beef cattle farming is Tennessee’s number one farm commodity - and herd reproductive health is critical. UT’s Institute of Agriculture is working on research to boost cattle pregnancy rates.