Plus a Notable National Recognition...


Patches, the turtle treated by UTVMC

Dr. Andrew Cushing and Dr. Kyle Snowdon with the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, made a 3D-printed mask for Patches, a turtle at Zoo Knoxville, to wear year-round to protect her following an injury.
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The exceptional work of UT Institute of Agriculture faculty, staff and students enjoyed plenty of national recognition in 2017. Stories featuring our research, extension and education programs were featured in U.S. News & World Report, National Public Radio, Science Daily, an HBO documentary, USA Today, the Washington Post, Progressive Farmer and more. The 3-D mask printed by UTIA veterinarians for a Zoo Knoxville turtle was even featured by People magazine. 
In case you missed them, some of these stories are linked below.

Given the breadth and relevance of our programs, 2018 promises to be another year of notable recognitions.


1. TVA lakes have nearly $12 billion economic impact to region, study shows.

2. Turtle gets 3-D printed mask to help recover from injury.

3. Dicamba drift issues mount east of the Mississippi River.

4. Scientists say agriculture is good for honey bees.
EurekAlert! press release by UTIA Marketing and Communications (Article also listed as among that week’s top-trending articles for EurekAlert! Science News.)

5. War Dog: A Soldier’s Best Friend. 
The College of Veterinary Medicine is prominently featured in this HBO documentary.

6. Tennessee ‘bird flu’ outbreak no risk to people, but watch chickens.

7. UTIA students and 4-H youth win national recognition in multiple competitions.
UT Institute of Agriculture Students win national dairy/food science competitions
First place for UT Biosystems and Soil Science students
TN 4-H Livestock Skillathon Team Wins National Contest

8. The dogwood tree – the living symbol of the American spring – makes a comeback.

9. Secretary of Agriculture visits UTIA campus.

10. Tim Cross appointed as new chancellor for UTIA.
Related: EurekAlert! press release by UTIA Marketing and Communications regarding national award for extension and land grant leadership)


A surprise national recognition (that isn’t a surprise to us)
UT Extension Agent and County Director Larry Moorehead was named as among the nation’s 10 Exceptional Extension Specialists by Successful Farming magazine (Nov. 15 article). Moorehead is also a member of the TAAA&S (TN Association of Agricultural Agents & Specialists) Hall of Fame and is serving as the official ambassador for the National Association of County Agricultural Agents Meeting to be held in Chattanooga in 2018.

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