Outstanding in Their Fields

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

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Whiskey and Trees

Jack Daniels needs specific trees to create its iconic whiskey. UTIA has been there to help ensure the brand can…

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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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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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Ah-Ha Moments

A CIS resource consultant had a light bulb turn on, or maybe off, when he realized the amount of energy…

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A Fish Story

UT Martin aids in researching Asian Carp.

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Swamp Scholar

How a summer in the Louisiana Swamp shaped a UT Southern student’s future.

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Plant Dreams

AgCenter for Synthetic Biology ‘reprograms’ plants to do new things.

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A Time Jump to the Past

UT Martin takes stewardship of the Coon Creek fossil site.

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Mark Schorr, UTC professor of biology, geology and environmental science, works to determine stream quality with UTC students Kendra Keller, left, and Jasmin Barton-Holt.

Fishing the Stream

UTC professor Mark Schorr and his students research creek water quality.

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three black bears climb a small hill in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Like a Phoenix

Five years after Gatlinburg fires, trees and bears are thriving.

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A Black woman seated in front of a microscope smiles confidently in her research lab

Making Space

A UTC professor buzzes with ways of expanding diversity in the field of ecology.

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Two Asian elephants in a middle Tennessee outdoor habitat

All Creatures Great and Small

UT alumnus "Doc" Steven Scott cares for them all.

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a partially submerged mako shark gets tagged off the edge of a researcher's boat


UT Martin alumna Kesley Gibson studies shortfin makos.

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Jill Mikucki, associate professor of microbiology, meets a helicopter at her research site in Antarctica.

To The Extreme

Across the globe, UT Knoxville scientists seek answers.

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photos of a young orangutan with a tricycle and wearing a diaper on a jungle gym

Escape Artist

In the 1980s an orangutan named Chantek charmed the UTC campus.

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Wildlife veterinarian Dan Grove extracts a lymph node from a deer carcass

To Be Different

After 11 moves across nine states, Dan Grove landed his dream veterinarian job.

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A young black bear pauses at the base of a tree

Still Roaming

UT continues 50 years of black bear research.

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Jerry Bear in front of a map of the Ocoee River


A UTC alumnus engineers the Ocoee River.

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The Long Walk

After his father was diagnosed with an incurable cancer, he decided to take action that covered more than 2,100 miles.…

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The sun sets over the confluence of the Hiwassee and Tennessee rivers.

A River Runs Through It

Students Navigate a (Tennessee) River of Possibilities

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