Follow any road in Tennessee and you'll find people whose lives have been influenced by Extension's educational programs. University of Tennessee Extension agents live and work in every county in the state. They help people solve problems and lead richer, fuller lives. Agents are the two-way link between Tennesseans, both urban and rural, and university specialists, scientists and researchers.
Each UT Extension county office is staffed with agents who are college graduates in agriculture and/or family and consumer sciences. These highly trained professionals are able to provide information on a variety of subjects, ranging from landscaping to nutrition, from animal health to family money management. These programs are available to all county residents. From free information about vegetable gardening to ideas on managing your property to benefit wildlife, check out what’s available to you at the UT Extension website:
Just need a quick answer to a specific question related to agriculture, natural resources or nutrition and family and consumer science?  Try the site’s “Ask an Expert” link:
Extension also gives special attention to youth. Challenges facing Tennessee's young people are greater than ever before. Extension's 4-H youth development program helps youth from 9 to 19 develop self-esteem, leadership and citizenship skills, and gain knowledge in a wide range of subjects. From health to public speaking, from wildlife to photography, 4-H brings tomorrow's world to today's youth, and encourages advanced education. Tennessee 4-H clubs have continually produced national winners in project competition, and Tennessee has one of the largest 4-H memberships in the nation. Find more information about the state’s 4-H program online here:
UT Extension agents are supported by area and state faculty as well as by the educational and research resources and activities of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 74 land-grant universities, and 3,150 county units throughout the nation. The stated mission of the system is to help people improve their lives through an educational process that uses scientific knowledge to address issues and needs. The national website is


Your local county UT Extension office, located online through