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Personnel

John R. Buchanan
Associate Professor
Wastewater Management

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

Shawn A. Hawkins
Associate Professor
Animal waste management

David Allen Roper
Lecturer

Jessica Harris Shanks
Lecturer
Livestock

Andrew P. Griffith
Assistant Professor
Livestock Marketing, Commodity Markets

Claudia Meeks Baney
Extension Specialist I
4-H Animal Science Specialist

Karen Lewis DeLong
Assistant Professor
Livestock Economist

Adam Hopkins
Extension Area Specialist
Farm Management

Groups and Facilities


(2 mentions)

Wildlife Health 
Emerging infectious diseases, including those that travel from animals to humans.



(1 mention)

UT Beef and Forage Center 
Facilitating research and communication to advance the Tennessee Beef and Forage industry.


 

News

Faculty 360 | Eric Walker, 12/18/2016

Five Things You Didn't Know about the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 5/24/2016

Five Things You Didnít Know about the AgResearch & Education Center at Ames Plantation, 10/6/2015

Five Things You Didnít Know about the Plateau AgResearch and Education Center, 9/17/2015

New Forage Analysis Method will Better Serve Tennessee Livestock Producers, 8/22/2014

Video


(4 mentions)

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



(1 mention)

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



(1 mention)

Drought 
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 
Itís long been an issue in farming Ė 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)

Livestock Research 
It's a problem for Tennessee farmers who produce our top commodity -- beef cattle. Insects such as flies cause serious health problems for their animals, and reduce product quality for consumers.



(1 mention)

Ag Year Preview 
Spring is almost here, and itís just about time for Tennessee farmers to plant their 2012 crops. All indications are - things are looking good for producers, following what was a good year in 2011.



(1 mention)

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


 

Recent Publications

Guide to Caves and Sinkholes in Tennessee, an Overview.  Drumm, E. C.  2018.  Extension web publication, Guide to Caves and Sinkholes in Tennessee, edited by Eric C. Drumm, a series of web Extension publications related to caves and karst in Tennessee. [Abstract]

Best Management Practices for Livestock Production and Operations in Karst Areas.  Harry Moore, and E. C. Drumm.  2018.  Extension web publication. [Abstract]

Guidelines and Rules for Tennessee Junior Livestock Shows.  Baney, C. M.  2017.  UT Extension.

Seed Inorganic Phosphorus Stability and Agronomic Performance of Two Low Phytate Soybean Lines Evaluated Across Six Southern U.S. Environments.  Boehm, J.D., F. R. Walker, H. Bhandari, D. A. Kopsell, and V. R. Pantalone.  2017.  Crop Science, 57:1-9. [Abstract]

A Great Harvest: Livestock Style.  Griffith, A. P.  2017.  Tennessee Farm Bureau News.

Livestock Working Facilities: How much does it cost?.  Griffith, A. P.  2017.  Tennessee Cattle Business.

Replacement Beef Cow Valuation under Data Availability Constraints Hagerman, A. D., J. M. Thompson, C. Hamm, and K. K. Johnson.  2017.  Frontiers in Veterinary Science. [Abstract]

Probability of Receiving an Indemnity Payment from Feeder Cattle Livestock Risk Protection Insurance Merritt, M. G., A. P. Griffith, C. Boyer, and K. E. Lewis.  2017.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 68(2):451-470. [Abstract]

Assessing Tennessee livestock producers' awareness, attitudes, and perceptions of right-of-way hay harvesting S. Greer, C. T. Stripling, A. P. Griffith, and C. A. Stephens.  2017.  Journal of Agricultural Education, 58(4), 15-33.

Livestock Carcass Disposal.  Strickland, L. G.  2017.  Tennessee Cattleman's Magazine.

Reasons Youth Choose or Do Not Choose to Be Involved in 4-H Livestock Projects in Tennessee.  Fuson, L.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

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