Farm Research

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Brandon C. Beavers
Farm Manager

David Bilderback
Extension Area Specialist
Farm Management

Walter M. Clark
Agricultural Service Assistant I
Senior Farm Equipment Operator

Darol H. Copley
Agricultural Service Supervisor I
Senior Farm Crew Leader

Brennan Jacob (BJ) DeLozier
Farm Manager, Plant Sciences Unit

Joseph L. Donaldson
Assistant Professor
Program Planning and Evaluation

Jimmie L. Duncan
Agricultural Service Assistant I
Senior Farm Equipment Operator

Neal S. Eash
Soil Science

Burton C. (Burt) English
Production Economics

J. Mark (Mark) Fly
Environmental psychology; Wildland recreation

Delton C. Gerloff
Professor and Head
Financial management and crops marketing

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

William E. (Willie) Hart
Associate Professor
Power and machinery

Shawn A. Hawkins
Associate Professor
Animal waste management

Scott J. Helgren
Agricultural Service Supervisor II
Senior Farm Crew Leader

Robert W. (Rob) Holland

Adam Hopkins
Extension Area Specialist
Farm Management

Tiffany Lee Mullins Howard
Director of Advancement

Shasta L. Hubbs
Extension Assistant I
Coordinator of Farm-to-Market program

Megan L. Leffew
Extension Specialist II
Marketing Specialist

Wendell Howell (Hal) Pepper
Extension Specialist II
Value-Added Financial Analysis

Timothy G. (Tim) Prather
Extension Specialist I
Farm safety, AgrAbility, & precision ag

Jerry R. Roberson
Associate Professor
Farm Animal Medicine

Lindsay Taylor Phillips
Major Gifts Officer

Nicholas Tissot
Vehicle Operator II
Lt. Farm Equipment Operator

Ricardo Videla
Clinical Assistant Professor
Farm Animal Medicine and Surgery

Brian Whitlock
Assistant Professor
Field Services, Theriogenology

John B. Wilkerson
Sensor development


UT Workshop to Help Small-Scale Poultry Farmers, 5/26/2016

UT Farmers Market, 5/11/2016

UT Farmers Market, 5/13/2015

STAX / Farm Bill Workshop, 11/20/2014

UT and Partners Offer Wednesday Farmers Market, 5/14/2014



Willingness to Adopt Biosecurity Measures to Combat Foreign Animal Disease Outbreaks, 10/31/2018

FedEx Corp. Pledges Challenge Grant in Support of Youth Education at Lone Oaks Farm, 9/13/2018

Workshops Introduce Farmers to Marketing on Facebook, 9/11/2018

UTIA Research Presence Expands in Belize, 7/5/2018

Farmers Battle Hunger at Milan No-Till Field Day, 7/3/2018

UTIA/MTSU Partnership Establishes Organic Forage Cropping Systems, 3/8/2018

Using Chickens as a Model to Reduce Obesity in Children, 2/1/2018

2017 Director's Awards Recipients Announced, 1/18/2018

Dicamba Briefing, 11/27/2017

AgResearch Faculty and Staff Presented with Awards at 2017 UTIA Luncheon, 11/8/2017


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All-Vol Cheese 
UT fans can buy or give the gift of school spirit in the form of a tasty food. The university's Institute of Agriculture and a corporate partner are making and selling All-Vol Cheese.


Recent Publications

Beef Cattle Farmers’ Marketing Preferences for Selling Local Beef.  DeLong, K. L., K. L. Jensen, A. P. Griffith, and E. McLeod.  2019.  Agribusiness: an International Journal.

Adoption of sustainable agriculture practices among farmers in Kentucky, USA Mishra, B., B. Gyawali, K. P. Paudel, N. C. Poudyal, M. Simon, S. Dasgupta, and G. Antonious.  2019.  Environmental Management, 62 (6):1060–1072.

Antimicrobial Resistance of Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Dairy Cows and Genetic Diversity of Resistant Isolates Abdi, R. D., B. E. Gillespie, J. M. Vaughn, C. E. Merill, S. I. Headrick, D. B. Ensermu, D. H. D'Souza, R. A. Almeida, S. P. Oliver, G. E. Agga, and O. Kerro Dego.  2018.  Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2018 Jul;15(7):449-458. [Abstract]

Effective and efficient agricultural drainage pipe mapping with UAS thermal infrared imagery: A case study Allred, B., N. S. Eash, R. S. Freeland, L. Martinez, and D. Wishart.  2018.  Agricultural Water Management, 197 (2018) 132–137. [Abstract]

Factors Influencing Organic and Fair Trade Coffee Growers Level of Engagement with Cooperatives: The Case of Coffee Farmers in Mexico Arana-Coronado, J.J., C. Trejo-Pech, M. Velandia, and J. Peralta-Jimenez.  2018.  Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing.

Tennessee Beef Producers' Willingness to Participate in a State Branded Beef Program E. McLeod, K. L. Jensen, A. P. Griffith, and K. L. DeLong.  2018.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. [Abstract]

Automatic Section Control Technologies and GPS Auto-Guidance Systems Adoption in Cotton Production Edge, Brittani, M. Velandia, C. Boyer, J. A. Larson, D. M. Lambert, R. K. Roberts, B. S. Wilson, M. J. Buschermohle, B. C. English, R. Rejesus, and L. Falconer.  2018.  Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 10, 7: 282-294. [Abstract]

Tennessee Beef Cattle Farmers’ Preferences Regarding Marketing Tennessee Certified Beef.  Jensen, K. L., A. P. Griffith, K. L. DeLong, and E. McLeod.  2018.  Paper 2018 Southern Agricultural Economics Association Meetings, Jacksonville, FL. Feb 2-6, 2018..

Essay in Environmental Spillover of US Crop Insurance on Surface Water, Agricultural and Geographical Effects On Surface Water Impairment, and A Hypothetical Irrigation Game in Madison Co., TN.  K. N. Pasaribu  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Tennessee Beef Producers’ Willingness to Participate in a State Branded Beef Program McLeod, E., K. L. Jensen, A. P. Griffith, and K. L. DeLong.  2018.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 50(4):579-601. [Abstract]

Factors Influencing Tomato Prices at Tennessee Farmers’ Markets.  S. Bellingham  2018.  M.S. Thesis.

Restrictions and Regulations are Overwhelming at the Farm Level- Developing a more Friendly Approach Steckel, L. E.  2018.  WSSA Proceedings 2018:310.