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

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

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

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



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

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


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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, 35(3):343-357. [Abstract]

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

Supply Chain and Logistic Optimization of Industrial Spent Microbial Biomass (SMB) Distribution as a Soil Amendment for Field Crop Production Lambert, L. H., O. Shvlo, B. C. English, N. S. Eash, J. A. Zahn, and D. M. Lambert.  2019.  Resources, Conservation, & Recycling, Volume 146, July 2019, Pages 218-231. [Abstract]

Farm-Level Risk Management Potential of Pennycress as a Bioenergy Cover Crop in a Corn-Soybean Rotation.  Larson, J. A., C. Trejo-Pech, B. C. English, and T. E. Yu.  2019.  Selected Paper Presentation, Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) Annual Meeting, Birmingham, AL, February 2-5, 2019.

Physical, biochemical, and microbial controls on amino sugar accumulation in soils under long-term cover cropping and no-tillage farming Li, L., C. B. Wilson, H. He, X. Zhang, F. Zhou, and S. M. Schaeffer.  2019.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 135, 369-378.

Increasing Charcoal Efficiency for Brooding Broiler Chickens in Rural Rwanda.  Mihelic, R., E. R. Urban, T. Gill, M. O. Smith, and B. H. Voy.  2019.  African Journal of Poultry Farming, in press. [Abstract]

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.

Effects of Optical Sensing Based Variable Rate Nitrogen Management on Yields, Nitrogen Use, and Profitability for Cotton Stefanini, M., J. A. Larson, D. M. Lambert, X. Yin, C. Boyer, P. Scharf, B. S. Tubana, J. J. Varco, D. Dunn,, H. J. Savoy, and M. J. Buschermohle.  2019.  Precision Agriculture, 20,3: 590-610. [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, Volume 197, 15 January 2018, Pages 132-137. [Abstract]

Mapping Agricultural Subsurface Drainage by Proximal and Remote Sensing Technologies Integrated with a Satellite Navigation System - Invited Paper 351735 Allred, B., R. S. Freeland, D. Wishart, G. Rouse, and T. Williamson.  2018.  American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, Dec 10-14, Washington DC. [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.

Factors Influencing Prices at Tennessee Farmers’ Markets.  Bellingham, S., M. Velandia, C. Boyer, and C. M. Hellwinckel.  2018.  Southern Agricultural Economics Association annual meeting.