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George F. Grandle
Associate Professor, Post retirement appointment
Livestock Production Systems

Tiffany Thomas
Extension Agent

Groups and Facilities

2 mentions

Center for Native Grasslands Management 
Research includes forage production, biofuels production, restoration of native grassland communities, and wildlife conservation.


Horse Hay Field Day, 9/22/2016

Horse Hay Field Day, 9/8/2016

Surplus Hay Auction, 7/26/2016

Surplus Hay and Equipment Auction, 10/22/2013



16 mentions

Quonset Barn 
Most barns are square or rectangular, painted red, and with a loft to store hay. But now some Tennessee farmers are looking at a more-modern day barn built to last a long time.

7 mentions

Cattle Sell-Off 
Some livestock barns are selling three and four times the usual number of cattle, but that’s not necessarily positive. Many producers have been forced to sell because of drought.

4 mentions

Preventing Nitrate Toxicity in Cattle 
UT experts talk about the danger of nitrate toxicity and how you can prevent it on your farm.

3 mentions

Tennessee is having one of its driest years ever. The National Drought Mitigation Center reports the entire state is experiencing moderate to severe drought.

2 mentions

Hay Auction 
As fall approaches, Tennessee farmers must stock up on hay to feed their cattle through the winter. But sometimes a year of iffy rainfall may force animal owners to look beyond their farms for forage.

2 mentions

Switchgrass Forage 
Experts with UT's Institute of Agriculture believe switchgrass is nutritious for farm animals, and environmentally friendly.

2 mentions

Forage Research 
UT researchers are looking for the best forage for cattle to produce high quality beef. The goal is to grow hay for cattle in the hot, dry months of summer – when fields are usually barren.

2 mentions

It's been a challenging year for Tennessee agriculture, with hot, dry weather coming at a time when crops needed better growing conditions.

1 mention

Little River Facility 
It’s long been an issue in farming – how can we be productive in agriculture and still protect the environment? UT Ag-Research has a new facility dedicated to that cause.

1 mention

Tennessee AgrAbility 
Living with a disability can be challenging, but imagine the difficulty if you’re a farmer. Now there’s a program to help disabled producers with their equipment, farm management, and overall outlook.


Recent Publications

Effect of biochar type and size on in vitro rumen fermentation of orchardgrass hay McFarlane, Z. D., P. Myer, E. R. Cope, N. D. Evans, C. Bone, B. E. Biss, and J. T. Mulliniks.  2017.  Agricultural Sciences, 8(4):316-325.

County Engineering Study (Haywood, Humphreys, Lake & Lauderdale).  Burklund, K. L.  2016.  Booklet, Distributed at Complete Streets Workshop 9/22/16 in Lauderdale County and at coalition meetings.

County Food Retailers (Haywood, Humphreys, Lake & Lauderdale).  Burklund, K. L.  2016.  Booklet, Distributed at county NOW meetings in August 2016.

Breeding and Hay Season.  Griffith, A. P.  2016.  Tennessee Cattle Business.

Breeding and Hay Season Griffith, A. P.  2016.  The Beef Blog.

Simulated Impact of the Renewable Fuels Standard on U.S. Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment and Conversion Hellwinckel, C. M., C. Clark, M. H. Langholtz, and L. M. Eaton.  2016.  Global Change Biology Bioenergy.

UT Equine Programs Hosts 'Oh Hay' Days.  Ivey, J. L.  2016.  Knoxville News Sentinel.

UT Schedules Horse Hay Field Days.  Ivey, J. L.  2016.  Growing Tennessee.

Estimating Winter Hay Needs for Horses.  Ivey, J. L.  2016.  Southern Equine Consortium.

UT Schedules Horse Hay Field Days; Two Events Highlight Forage and Nutrition Information for Horse Owners and Business Operators.  Ivey, J. L.  2016.  UTIA News Packet.

Horses Should Not Ingest Hay Containing Foxtail.  Ivey, J. L.  2016.  Tennessee Horseman.

Tennessee Livestock Producers' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions of Right-of-Way Hay Harvesting.  Maccaro, S.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.