Agricultural and Resource Economics
We discover and apply new knowledge relating to economics and
related policy in the agricultural, agribusiness, natural resource
management, and rural development sectors.
Head: Delton Gerloff
Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications
Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications is an academic
department that blends the agricultural industry with leadership
development and communications skills to empower leaders to be more
successful within their communities and careers.
Head: Richard Clark
Our work is a diverse and fascinating blend of applied and basic
life sciences, ultimately focused on enhancing the efficiency,
profitability, and sustainability of the domestic animal industries.
Head: Neal Schrick
Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
We work at the interface of biological systems, soils, and
engineering -- to understand basic processes, manage our environmental
resources, and assist agricultural and related industries.
Head: Julie Carrier
Entomology and Plant Pathology
Our research focuses on fungal, insect, nematode, and viral
pathogens of crops and animals. We help ensure sustainable agricultural
opportunities for the future.
Head: Karen Vail, Interim
Food Science and Technology
We study the physical, microbiological, and chemical makeup of food.
We develop ways to process, preserve, package, or store food, according
to industry and government specifications and regulations.
Head: Mark Morgan
Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries
We strive to advance the science, management, and appreciation of
natural resources, forestry, wildlife, fisheries, and forest products in
Tennessee, the region, and beyond.
Head: Keith Belli
Our research focuses on environmental stewardship, agricultural
security, and urban agriculture, with a variety of projects addressing
Head: Scott Senseman