The East Tennessee AgResearch and 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.


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.

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"Tennessee is having one of its driest years ever. The National Drought Mitigation Center reports the entire..."
Cattle Sell-Off
"Some livestock barns are selling three and four times the usual number of cattle, but thatís not necessarily..."
Organic Vegetables
"The earth provides the foods we eat -- including healthy vegetables. UT researchers are studying how best to..."
Greenhouse Protected Agriculture
"More and more of the fruits and vegetables we eat are grown indoors."

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East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center
3209 Alcoa Hwy.
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-974-7201
Fax: 865-974-9462