Agricultural Policy Analysis Center (APAC)

APAC examines policies, regulations and conditions that affect how farmers operate their businesses and how the agricultural sector performs.

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.

Health literacy is the ability of individuals to obtain, interpret and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.


The mission of the Center for Management of Animal Pain is the prevention or reduction of animal pain and suffering through clinical pain therapy, education and research.

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.

CTGR's mission is to conduct timely research in the areas of tobacco production, economics, and markets that will provide information to support the sustainability of U.S. production of burley, flue-cured, dark and other types of tobacco.

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.

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 Forest Products Center focuses on providing research and education for the forest products industry.

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.

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.

CCBHI is a partnership of the UT College of Pharmacy and UT Extension. The center's goal is to create, deliver and evaluate innovative health education programs that are community-based and provide research-based education designed to result in self-responsibility for health.

The UT Obesity Research Center is dedicated to developing interdisciplinary approaches for the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity that will decrease obesity-related complications and help people achieve long-term maintenance of a healthy weight.

 

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.