Agricultural Research Solutions.

We harness the creative energy of 160 Ph.D. faculty, specialized staff, and gifted graduate students. We make the agricultural, forest, and ornamental industries more efficient, improve the quality of rural life, and conserve soil, water, air, and wildlife. We do this with basic and applied research programs on the Institute of Agriculture campus, in partnership with UT Knoxville and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and at ten AgResearch Centers across the state.  

How can we work with you?

Research Emphasis (more)


Our People (more)

Bill Brown
Dean and Director

News (more)


Events (more)

International Projects and Collaborations  8/21, Noon - 1:00 pm, PBB 156/157  AgRsch

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Workshop  9/25, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, PBB 156/157  AgRsch

Smith International Center Seminar Series  10/20-6/1, 12-1 pm, Location varies  OIP

Summer Celebration Lawn & Garden Show  7/12, 9 am - 5 pm, Jackson  WTREC


Research Groups and Facilities (more)

Center for Renewable Carbon
Positioning Tennessee as a leader in reducing our dependence on petroleum.
Cherokee Wetlands
​Increasing wetland and engineering research, teaching and outreach opportunities for UT students, staff and faculty!
Phytophthora Plant Pathogens
Soybeans, vegetables, the Irish potato blight, and Sudden Oak Death.
UT Organics
Increasing farm income and keeping family farms in the family.

Video (more)

"Microgreens are tiny plants that add zest to salads and main dishes, and are..."
Water Quality
"Floods, droughts and very hot or cold temperatures - all weather patterns that..."
Renewable Carbon Tree Harvest
"Trees that we harvest can become our fuel, energy, and industrial products...."
Ag Economy
"Tennessee farmers are making plans for their 2016 crops after a disappointing..."
"There's a new crop Tennessee farmers might consider. Researchers are..."