Land Life and ScienceFall/Winter 2022

GOOOAL: UTIA Turfgrass Team to Oversee Research for 2026 FIFA World Cup Fields

In soccer terms, the UT Institute of Agriculture just scored a winning goal.

Students from the 2022 trip pictured with the Mayan women’s group Kemajachel

Connected through the Global Story of Food and Agriculture

Students from diverse populations and backgrounds find common ground in Smith Center immersive experiences in locales around the world.

Group of Herbert College of Agriculture students with Smokey

Together AGain at Ag Day

The UT Institute of Agriculture community gathered in person for Ag Day on September 24 to celebrate agriculture and its impacts across the state.

A red-spotted newt on top of leaves

Why Amphibian and Reptile Health Matters, and What UT Researchers are Doing to Protect It

The inaugural Global Amphibian and Reptile Disease conference was held in August to bring researchers from around the world together.

Participant wearing eye tracking glasses evaluating nursery shrubs

The Power of a Gaze

What captures the eye may unlock a myriad of solutions at new REM Lab.

Everywhere You Look, UT mural painted on a barn in Sparta, TN

Latest UT Mural Celebrates a Family’s Love Affair with the University

The farm of Rena and Bill Johnson is the location of the latest "Everywhere You Look, UT" mural.

Dean Beyl standing inside of Morgan Hall

Making Herbert a Home

How Dean Caula Beyl transformed the college into a home for students.

Large lake at the UT Lone Oaks Farm

Restoring Waterways, Revitalizing a Region

Education and workforce development are the deeper goals behind fun experiential learning at UT’s Lone Oaks Farm.

Photo of many small, bone-shaped dog treats scattered against a pink background

Marketing the Meal

Providing the sole source of nutrition—everything a pet needs—is incredibly complicated. A veterinarian with the UT College of Veterinary Medicine weighs in on how to choose pet food with confidence.

Erin Webb working on research

Great Grads – Erin Webb

Agricultural engineer Erin Webb credits mentors for assisting her life’s journey, one that has spanned everything from NASA studies on putting a greenhouse on Mars to heading an environmental research group at Oak Ridge National Lab.

Headshot of Justin Crowe standing under a tree

Why I Serve – Justin Crowe

The tenth-ever director and state leader of the Tennessee 4-H Youth Development Program currently oversees the largest 4-H organization in the country, with 7,216 4-H clubs found in communities small and large.

UTIA Senior Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice President outside of Morgan Hall on a sunny day

A Word from Carrie Castille, December 2022

A note from UTIA's senior leader, including comments about the magazine and the state of UTIA's impacts across Tennessee.

Jean Proctor McNeil showing people where to go in an office

Great Grads – Jean Proctor McNeil

As a Black youth in the 1970s, Jean Proctor McNeil found few mentors to encourage her to be a veterinarian. Yet she achieved that goal and went on to mentor dozens of future veterinarians as well as redefine how animal shelters operate.

Photo of Morgan Hall during the fall, with yellow leaves on the tree by the front door

UTIA Celebrates Campaign Success

Over ten years, the Together We Grow campaign raised more than $206 million, benefitting scholarships, endowments, and outreach.