Farm Research

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

John B. Wilkerson
Sensor development

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

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

Neal S. Eash
Soil Science

Brandon C. Beavers
Farm Manager

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

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

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

Burton C. (Burt) English
Production Economics

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

Joseph L. Donaldson
Assistant Professor
Program Planning and Evaluation

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

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

Megan L. Leffew
Extension Specialist II
Marketing Specialist

Robert W. (Rob) Holland

Jerry R. Roberson
Associate Professor
Farm Animal Medicine

Shawn A. Hawkins
Associate Professor
Animal waste management

Brian Whitlock
Assistant Professor
Field Services, Theriogenology

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

David Bilderback
Extension Area Specialist
Farm Management

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

Lindsay Taylor Phillips
Major Gifts Officer

Tiffany Lee Mullins Howard
Director of Advancement

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

Ricardo Videla
Clinical Assistant Professor
Farm Animal Medicine and Surgery

Adam Hopkins
Extension Area Specialist
Farm Management

Nicholas Tissot
Vehicle Operator II
Lt. Farm Equipment Operator


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



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

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

5 Things You Should Know about the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 8/9/2017

A New Generation of Faculty, 8/2/2017


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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

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) 132137. [Abstract]

Soil Organic Carbon Changes for Switchgrass Farms in East Tennessee, USA.  D. K. Toliver, B. C. English, D. D. Tyler, J. Lee, R. J. Menard, and J. C. Walton.  2018.  Soil Systems. [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, Vol. 10, No. 7, 2018. [Abstract]

Farmers moving to dominant traits.  Barnes, b., and T. B. Raper.  2017.  Cotton Grower.

A 100-Year Review: Lactating dairy cattle housing management Bewley, J. M., L. M. Robertson, and E. Eckelkamp.  2017.  Journal of Dairy Science, 100(12), 10418-10431. [Abstract]

Tennessee and Mississippi Upland Cotton Producer Willingness to Participate in Hypothetical Crop Insurance Programs Boyer, C., K. L. Jensen, E. McLeod, and J. A. Larson.  2017.  Journal of Cotton Science, 21:134142. [Abstract]

BE MORE - Food Demonstrations in Grocery Stores and Farmers' Markets.  Burney, J. L.  2017.  Extension publication.

Recipes Fresh from the Farmers' Market.  Burney, J. L., and C. T. Sneed.  2017.  Extension Publication.

Farmers' Market Fresh - Children's Activity Cards (Set of 2).  Burney, J. L., and C. T. Sneed.  2017.  Extension Publication.

Effect of Different Cover Crop Species on Crop Production and Soil Health.  Chu, M.  2017.  M.S. Thesis, University of Tennessee. [Abstract]

Using sanitizers on organic fruit and vegetable farms- Merging National Organic Program Guidelines with Good Agricultural Practices.  Critzer, F., A. L. Wszelaki, and D. Ducharme.  2017.  UT Extension, SP 798-C.