The Beef and Forage Center facilitates research and communication of science-based information to advance the Tennessee beef and forage industry.

The CAFSP serves as a focal point for several key initiatives that will assist the nation in its efforts to protect agriculture and the food supply from terrorist threats.

Center for Agricultural Synthetic Biology (CASB)

CASB seeks to put Tennessee at the forefront of the intersection of agriculture and sustainability.

Health literacy is the ability of individuals to obtain, interpret and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.  This is a partnership of the UT College of Pharmacy and UT Extension.

The Center for Native Grasslands Management (CNGM) provides the scientific background needed by producers and land managers to enable them to effectively establish and manage native grasslands. High priorities for research include forage production; biofuels production (and strategies for integrating them both); restoration of native grassland communities, particularly oak savannahs and woodlands; and wildlife conservation.

CPA is a partnership between the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation and the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Center is committed to increasing the value of Tennessee's economy through new, expanded and improved processing and marketing of agricultural and forestry products.

The Center for Renewable Carbon will consolidate UTIA's growing research, teaching and outreach programs related to bioenergy production and biomaterials processing into one cohesive unit.

The Center for Wildlife Health provides a multidisciplinary environment for the study of health issues arising from the interaction of wildlife, livestock, humans and the environment.

Center of Excellence in Livestock Diseases and Human Health 
The Center was designed to improve the quality of human life through better animal health, expand livestock disease research capabilities, identify and characterize animal diseases that are similar to human disease, and develop new strategies for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

The Food Safety Center of Excellence develops and evaluates strategies to destroy or control food-borne pathogens and reduce the occurrence of food-borne illnesses.

The Center's purpose is to utilize a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, and multi-functional approach to help solve natural resource issues in the southeastern United States. The Center seeks to provide a framework that fosters cooperation across both disciplines and institutions.

The Plant Research Center was formed to bring together research groups from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the UT Institute of Agriculture, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory that have a common interest in understanding and applying plant biology.

Smith Center for International Sustainable Agriculture
The Smith International Center supports the international engagement of UTIA across research, teaching and extension. The Center empowers faculty, staff and students to think and act globally in pursuit of sustainable solutions to our world's agricultural, food, and natural resource challenges.

The Soil, Plant and Pest Center serves homeowners, farmers, nursery growers and researchers by providing information to assist in all areas of production.

The SunGrant Initiative provides land-grant university research, education and Extension programs on renewable energy and bio based, non-food industries.

Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station Research and Education Centers

There are 10 research and education centers located across the state. The centers support most of the research conducted by UT AgResearch for the benefit of Tennessee's diversified agriculture and natural resource industries. Research conducted by the centers addresses real problems or answers real questions posed by producers, agribusinesses, agricultural professionals and the general public.