Timothy G. (Tim) Prather, M.S.

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Extension Specialist I
  Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
Office: 106 Biosys Eng Soil Sci Office
Phone: (865) 974-7266
Email: tprather@utk.edu

Focus: Farm safety, AgrAbility, Energy, Geospatial

Educational & Research Programs
  • Solar energy education for adult audiences to increase understanding of solar and other sustainable energy sources.
  • GPS and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for agricultural and natural resources uses and in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education for 4-H/youth education programs.
  • AgrAbility Project oversight and technical assistance for implementing assistive technologies for farmers, farm workers, and their family members with disabilities.
  • Disaster education to reduce impacts of natural and man-made disasters through preparation prior to the disasters, and effective response and recovery during and after disasters.
  • Farm safety educationactivities to support local injury reduction efforts, such as Master Gardener training, field days and farm tours, farm safety day camps, etc.

Recent Publications


M.S. Agricultural Engineering, University of Georgia, 1983
B.S. Agricultural Engineering, University of Georgia, 1981


Tennessee AgrAbility
Living with a disability can be challenging, but imagine the difficulty if you’re a farmer. Now there’s a program to help disabled producers with their equipment, farm management, and overall outlook.