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We discover and apply new knowledge relating to economics and related policy in the agricultural, agribusiness, natural resource management, and rural development sectors.

Head: Christopher Clark
Phone: 865-974-7231   Fax: 865-974-7484
E-Mail: agecon@utk.edu

Agricultural and Resource Economics
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Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication
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Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications is an academic department that blends the agricultural industry with leadership development and communications skills to empower leaders to be more successful within their communities and careers.

Head: Christopher Stripling
Phone: 865-974-7371   Fax: 865-974-7383
E-Mail: alec@utk.edu

Our work is a diverse and fascinating blend of applied and basic life sciences, ultimately focused on enhancing the efficiency, profitability, and sustainability of the domestic animal industries.

Head: Neal Schrick
Phone: 865-974-7286 Fax: 865-974-7297
E-Mail: asnews@utk.edu

Animal Science
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Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
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We work at the interface of biological systems, soils, and engineering — to understand basic processes, manage our environmental resources, and assist agricultural and related industries.

Head: Julie Carrier
Phone: 865-974-7266   Fax: 865-974-4514
E-Mail: bess@utk.edu

Our research focuses on fungal, insect, nematode, and viral pathogens of crops and animals. We help ensure sustainable agricultural opportunities for the future.

Head: DeWayne Shoemaker
Phone: 865-974-7135   Fax: 865-974-4744
E-Mail: dshoema2@utk.edu

Entomology and Plant Pathology
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Food Science
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We study the physical, microbiological, and chemical makeup of food. We develop ways to process, preserve, package, or store food, according to industry and government specifications and regulations.

Head: Rob Williams
Phone: 865-974-7331   Fax: 865-974-7332 E-Mail: foodsci@utk.edu

We strive to advance the science, management, and appreciation of natural resources, forestry, wildlife, fisheries, and forest products in Tennessee, the region, and beyond.

Head: Don Hodges
Phone: 865-974-7126   Fax: 865-974-4714   E-Mail: fwf@utk.edu

Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries
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Plant Sciences
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Our research focuses on environmental stewardship, agricultural security, and urban agriculture, with a variety of projects addressing each area.

Interim Head: Gary Bates
Phone: 865-974-7324   Fax: 865-974-1947   E-Mail: plantsciences@utk.edu