Farm Research

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Brandon C. Beavers
Farm Manager

David Bilderback
Extension Area Specialist
Farm Management

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

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

Kenny Herndon
Extension Agent III and County Director
Pesticide Certification

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, Energy, Geospatial

Nolan J Rinks
Agricultural Service Assistant I
Senior Farm Equipment Operator

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



Faculty 360 | Frank Yin, 4/14/2020

Highlights from the Field - October 2019, 11/24/2019

Commendations Corner - October 2019, 11/23/2019

Promotion and Tenure 2019, 11/12/2019

Patent Issued to UT Researchers for Development of Sustainable Food Packaging Alternative from Soy Oil, 9/9/2019

Scientists Receive Grant to Study the Palate of Chinese Consumers to Help Boost U.S. Cheese Industry, 8/1/2019

Position Announcement - Center Director Greeneville, 7/12/2019

Commendations Corner - July 2019, 7/9/2019

UTIA Researchers Develop Kit for Chloroplast Engineering in Plants, 3/25/2019

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


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Recent Publications

Mapping and Identification of QTL Associated with Soybean Seed Protein, Oil, and Yield in 5601T ◊ U99- 310255 RIL Population Using SNP Genotyping.  Cunicelli, M. J.  2020.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [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.  2019.  Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing, 31(1): 22-51. [Abstract]

Determining the Optimal Start-up Strategy for a Cow-Calf Producer to Maximize Long-Term Profitability and Minimize Risk Bruhin, J.  2019.  M.S. Thesis. University of Tennessee, 2019. [Abstract]

Farmers' Market Fresh Recipes (10).  Burney, J. L.  2019.  consumer factsheet.

Producerís Willingness-to-Invest in On-Farm Carcass Disposal: A Study on U.S. Poultry.  Campbell, Victoria, J. M. Thompson, D. L. Pendell, G. Tonsor, and W. Preston.  2019.  Western Economics Association International Annual Meeting.

Mapping and identification of QTL associated with soybean seed yield, protein, oil, and amino acids in 5601T ◊ U99- 310255 RIL population using SNP genotyping.  Cunicelli, M.J., C. E. Sams, L. Schneider, D. R. West, and V. R. Pantalone.  2019.  Crop Science Society of America. [Abstract]

Beef Cattle Farmersí Marketing Preferences for Selling Local Beef.  DeLong, K. L., K. L. Jensen, A. P. Griffith, and E. McLeod.  2019.  Agribusiness: an International Journal, 35(3):343-357. [Abstract]

Farm Day a success Duncan, L. A.  2019.  News Herald.

A Multiple Indicator Multiple Causation Analysis of Beef Cattle Farmersí Information Use E. McLeod, K. L. Jensen, K. L. DeLong, and A. P. Griffith.  2019.  Journal of Extension, 57(3):1-13.

Welfare assessment on dairy cattle farms in Eastern Croatia.  Eberhart, N. L., P. D. Krawczel, P. Mijić, V. Gantner, M. Gregić, and T. Bobić.  2019.  Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry, 35:13-24.

On-farm use of disease alerts generated by precision dairy technology Eckelkamp, E., and J. M. Bewley.  2019.  Journal of Dairy Science.

Fly, J. M., and M. Wavrek. 2018. Community Supported Ecosystem (CSE): A Market-Based Model to Conserve Private Lands. A paper presented at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Oskosh, WI.  Fly, J. M., and M. T. Wavrek.  2019.  Society and Natural ResourcesPublished Abstracts, International Symposium for Society and Natural Resources. [Abstract]