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The East Tennessee Research & Education Center is known for its comprehensive and diverse research program in agriculture. Research areas of emphasis include, but are not limited to, turfgrass management; soybean, corn and wheat breeding; switchgrass production and processing; organic vegetable crops; season extension with high tunnels; plant diseases; weed management and control; reproductive management in beef and dairy cattle; row crop and forage variety testing; amphibian diseases; bacterial pathogenesis; antibiotic resistance; and more.

Events (more)

Our local events
 
Turf and Ornamental  9/10, 8:00 am

Ag in the Foothills  10/22, 8:00 AM


Other UTIA events, or elsewhere
 
Steak and Potatoes  8/4, 8:00 AM, Crossville  PREC

One of 10 research and education centers in the University of Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station system, the East Tennessee center serves as a field laboratory providing experimental plots, lands, livestock, orchards, equipment, and other types of support for research programs developed by Experiment Station scientists.

The center was established on land purchased by the university in 1869. Since this time, six units have been added, increasing the center to 1,968 acres. We invite you to explore this site to find out more about our operations and activities. Let us know if you would like to receive an e-mail alert when this site is updated or if you have comments about it.




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High Input Costs
"Food prices have been going up, but so are the production costs for farmers who grow what we eat. Farm..."
 
Switchgrass Forage
"Experts with UT's Institute of Agriculture believe switchgrass is nutritious for farm animals, and..."
 
Cattle Sell-Off
"Some livestock barns are selling three and four times the usual number of cattle, but thatís not necessarily..."
 
Weed Research
"A climate that's good for a variety of crops means many types of weeds also thrive. UT AgResearch works to..."