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UTIA College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Paul J. Plummer.

Alumnus Returns as UTCVM Dean

UT graduate Paul J. Plummer returns to the university as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Outstanding in Their Fields

UTIA faculty, staff, students and alumni are groundbreakers, collaborators, educators and leaders in the agriculture industry.

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Hongwei Xin

Xin Receives Leggacy Maker Award

Hongwei Xin, Dean of UT AgResearch, was recognized at the 2023 Egg Industry Issues Forum with the Leggacy Maker Award…

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Ernest Bernard, center, a professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, is the recipient of the UTIA Institute Professor Award, the Institute’s top recognition for faculty. With him are, from left, AgResearch Dean Hongwei Xin; UTIA Senior Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice President Keith Carver; College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Jim Thompson; and UT Extension Dean Ashley Stokes.

UTIA Holds Annual UTIA Awards and Promotion Luncheon

UTIA celebrated the outstanding work of more than 40 members of the faculty and staff at the annual UTIA Awards…

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Cows grouped together look at the photographer during a demonstration of UT's new robotic milking technology.

Precision Livestock Farming Mooo-ves Forward

East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center’s Little River Unit introduces new robotic milking technology.

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Keith Carver Assumes Leadership Role at UTIA

Keith Carver, former chancellor at UT Martin, named the new leader of UTIA.

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Former Tennessee Governors Host a New Podcast Series

The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy launched You Might Be Right, a new podcast series hosted by…

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UTIA Establishes New School of Natural Resources

The Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries (FWF) will be named the School of Natural Resources.

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A third-generation dairy farmer, John Harrison of Sweetwater Valley Farm in Philadelphia, Tennessee, has been named the Tennessee Farmer of the year by UT Extension. Harrison is shown here with some of his family who help on the farm. Left to right: daughter Mary Lyndal; Harrison; his wife, Celia; and son Charles. Photo Courtesy Sweetwater Valley Farm

The Tradition Returns

On Sept. 24, UTIA held a traditional in-person Ag Day—an annual celebration of all things “ag” and UTIA.

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Lone Oaks Farm

Ford Partners with UTIA on Lone Oaks Farm

Ford Motor Company and UTIA announced a historic agreement that will propel economic development, education and conservation throughout the Mid-South.

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The Charles and Julie Wharton Large Animal Hospital

Large Animal Hospital Named

The UT College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) Large Animal Hospital has been named in honor of long-time benefactors Charles and…

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Debra Ashton surveys flood damage near her home in Waverly

UT Extension Program Credited for Saving Woman’s Life

Debra Ashton credits a fitness training class taught by UT Extension with giving her the ability to save her life.

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Tim Cross speaks at a podium surrounded by orange and white balloons

A Servant Leader Passes the Baton

After 27 years of service to UTIA, Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor Tim Cross retires.

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A rendering of ov ernight facilities at Lone Oaks Farm.

Tennessee 4-H Camping Reimagined

If youth can’t come to camp, then camp will come to the youth.

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New Teaching/Learning Hub for CVM

Construction crews broke ground in October 2020 for an extension to the UT College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Susan Hamilton, David Kirkpatrick and Karen Armsey

UTIA Faculty Receive Recognition for Outstanding Service

Among our celebrated agriculture faculty are Susan Hamilton, David Kirkpatrick and Karen Armsey.

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Veterinarians in surgery scrubs and face masks

UTIA to Lead UT System One Health Initiative

The One Health Initiative focuses on research collaborations to address animal and environmental health issues that also may have implications…

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Ag Day Cricket Spittin' Contest participants

Agriculture and Alumni Shine at Ag Day

More than 700 friends and supporters gathered before kickoff of the Tennessee-Georgia football game to celebrate agriculture and honor three…

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historic photos show students at Morgan Hall on the agriculture campus in Knoxville

Department Celebrates a Century of Service

For 100 years, Agricultural and Resource Economics has been assisting agricultural producers and policymakers across the state and nation.

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Close up of the Dogwood flower

10 Plants That Shaped Tennessee

Natalie Bumgarner and Andy Pulte of the Department of Plant Sciences led a team that sorted through more than 600…

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4-H campers at Lone Oaks holding fresh eggs

Stepping Up for STEM and 4-H

Summer (and camp) is coming. 4-H camps connect students to agriculture and more.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture Commissioner Jai Templeton, Judi Herbert and Jim Herbert

CASNR Transforms to Herbert College of Agriculture

The Herbert College of Agriculture is the third named college in UT history and only the second land-grant agricultural college…

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Morgan Hall on the UTIA campus

Celebrating 50 Years of Service

Throughout 2018, faculty, staff and alumni are celebrating the institute’s golden anniversary.

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