Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 Living Learning Program 


The Herbert College of Agriculture Life Living Learning Community provides incoming/first-year students with opportunities to connect with classmates and explore the various programs of study within the college. Students participate in experiential learning workshops, programs and field trips conducted by various faculty and staff members throughout Herbert for the purpose of learning how all majors/departments in the college are interconnected. Furthermore, participants impact the Knoxville community by completing group-based service projects each semester.  By living in the same residence hall and taking courses together, students quickly meet others who share the same academic or career interests, form study groups, and expand upon the educational component of their classes.


Students engaged in a stream cleanup project  
Three CASNR Co-eds  




AGNR 103: TEAMBUILDING CLASS:As a member of the Herbert Life Living Learning Community, all participants take AGNR 103:Teambuilding (both in the fall and spring). Through classroom discussion, guest speakers and group activities,the year-long course covers a wide range of topics including academic success, cultural competence, effective communication and experiential learning. In the spirit of Herbert's position on learning, Herbert’s LLC promotes a holistic approach to student’s learning experience that seeks to support, motivate, and inspire students to actively engage in community enrichment and educationally purposeful experiences. Through community-based service learning projects, students will have opportunities to enhance their interpersonal and leadership skills, while leaving a long-lasting impact on the Knoxville community.


Sweetwater Valley Farm Trip 



(FREE) Field Trips:Each semester, students participate in free field trips and outings. Each trip provides students insight into a different area of agricultural sciences and natural resources. Students can participate in as many field trips as they desire. Below, you will find a list of recent and future field trips:

  • Ag Day (Nashville, TN) - Provides students with a chance to participate in an annual state-wide celebration of the Tennessee agricultural industry
  • Tour of the UT College of Veterinary Medicine (UT) - Provides students with a tour of the Vet School, along with an opportunity to speak with Vet School recruiters
  • Low-Ropes Mountain Challenge (Maryville College) - Provides students with an opportunity to develop teamwork and leadership skills
  • Ellington Agricultural Museum (Nashville, TN) - Provides students with the rich, in-depth history of the agricultural industry within Tennessee
  • Cave Spelunking (Greenback, TN) - Provides students with a recreational opportunity to explore Tennessee caves
  • Circle G. Ranch (Knoxville, TN) - Provides students with a recreational outing with local animals
  • Knoxville Zoo (Knoxville, TN) - Provides students with a recreational outing with local animals
  • Trip to the Capital, Networking Trip (Nashville, TN) - Provides students with a chance to meet TN political figures and state officials
  • Neyland Stadium Tour (UT) - Provides students with a guided tour of one of the largest stadiums in America
  • Tree Scavenger Hunt (UT) - Provides students with insight into Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
  • Stream Tour (UT) - Provides students with insight into Biosystems Engineering and Soil Sciences
  • Bush's Baked Beans Visitor Center (Dandridge, TN) - Provides students with the history regarding America's famous side dish
  • Sweetwater Valley Farm Visit (Philadelphia, TN) - Provides students with insight into one of TN's famous dairy farms
  • Wompler's Sausage Factory (Lenoir City, TN) - Provides students with insight into food production
  • Great Smokey Mountains (Gatlinburg, TN) - Provides students with a wonderful afternoon of outdoor recreation and hiking
Students Vist the Capitol in Nashville
Trip to the Capital, with Tennessee Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture Carol Coley McDonald and 76th District Representative Andy Holt




In order to participate in the Herbert LLC Program:

  • Must be a new/first-year Herbert student
  • Must live in the designated Herbert LLC residential floor of Morrill Hall
  • Must enroll in AGNR 103: Teambuilding for both the fall and spring semester (and meet all of the course requirements, including class attendance and participation)
  • Commit to the one-year experience 

Failure to follow all of the Herbert LLC rules will result in early termination from the program.

Further Inquiry: For more information, please contact Ms. Sharon Couch (Coordinator for Student Life and Diversity/Herbert Life Living Learning Program Coordinator) at srcouch@utk.edu​ or (865) 974 - 7491.


2014-15 Living Learn Members