The East Tennessee Research & Education Center is known for its comprehensive and diverse research
program in agriculture. Research areas of emphasis include, but are not limited to, turfgrass management;
soybean, corn and wheat breeding; switchgrass production and processing; organic vegetable crops; season
extension with high tunnels; plant diseases; weed management and control; reproductive management in beef
and dairy cattle; row crop and forage variety testing; amphibian diseases; bacterial pathogenesis;
antibiotic resistance; and more.
One of 10 research and education centers in the University of Tennessee Agricultural Experiment
Station system, the East Tennessee center serves as a field laboratory providing experimental plots,
lands, livestock, orchards, equipment, and other types of support for research programs developed
by Experiment Station scientists.
The center was established on land purchased by the university in 1869. Since this time, six units
have been added, increasing the center to 1,968 acres. We invite you to explore this site to find
out more about our operations and activities.
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