About the Unit

The ETREC-Joseph E. Johnson Animal Research and Teaching Unit, otherwise known as the JARTU Unit, is located across the Tennessee River south of the Agriculture Campus. This 196 acre tract is utilized to provide land, equipment, livestock and support for faculty, staff, and graduate students to conduct agricultural-related research. This unit also contains the Cherokee Woodlot, the Lindsay B. Young Beneficial Insects Laboratory, Biodiesel Production Facility, Hydrogen Production and Fueling Station, and the ETREC Maintenance Shop.

The ETREC-JARTU Unit is a $9 million, state-of-the-art facility funded by the University of Tennessee and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The ETREC-JARTU facility contains 31,465 square feet of assignable space, with environmentally-controlled animal rooms with the capability to house cattle, sheep, swine, equine, poultry and aquatics. The facility also contains surgery and necropsy rooms, a feed mill, and a wing that is utilized by the College of Veterinary Medicine for training veterinary students and continuing education of medical and veterinary professionals.


Sheep studies at JARTU.

Welcome to the unit!

JARTU's onsite feed mill.

Inside the feed mill.

Entrance to JARTU.
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Turf and Ornamental Field Day


Contact the JARTU Unit

1750 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920

Charles Long
Phone: (865) 946-1020
Fax: (865) 974-9462
Email: clong11@tennessee.edu

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