Fall 2018

Tennessee has an estimated 70,000 people addicted to opioids, according to the Tennessee State Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Each person exacts a toll beyond his or her own life; drug addiction impacts families, communities and the state.

Yet hope remains. UT has joined the battle. Students share their stories of loss and educate others. Researchers reach out and help the addicted. Alumni fight back, using their varied platforms. We are helping Tennesseans cut free from the drug’s entanglement and reclaim their lives.

Left to right, UT Extension Agent Carrie Joyner, 4-H volunteer C.J. Bryson and Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas teach children about illegal and legal substances during Health Rocks. a 4-H program

Health Rocks

With the opioid epidemic killing more than 100 people in our nation daily, the UT Institute of Agriculture is fighting…

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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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