Land Life and ScienceFall/Winter 2023

A County on the Rise

Optimism and high hopes fill the air in Fentress County. They feel so real they’re palpable. A strong partnership between local government and UT Extension is creating exciting new opportunities for residents in what has long been regarded as one of Tennessee’s most distressed counties.

Paige Costello with her multiple bee hives

Year-round Fun and Learning at 4-H Centers

Explore Tennessee’s four 4-H and Youth Development Centers and experience the learning that takes place at them through the eyes of young campers.

A lecturer assisting a student with a total station

A Strong Foundation

How the UT construction science program builds future industry leaders

Tarek Hewezi

A Discoverer as an Economic Driver

Breakthroughs by a UT AgResearch scientist put a lifelong goal to address world hunger within reach

Jim Thompson high-fiving students at graduation

Veterinary Dean Retires

Jim Thompson Closes the Book on Fifteen Years of Leading and Serving the UT College of Veterinary Medicine

People paddling the Tennessee River

Tennessee RiverLine’s Promise Flows Through Four States

The Tennessee RiverLine is making substantial strides to strengthen the outdoor community in the region

The exterior of the Giles County Public Library

Bridge to Digital Access

UT Extension Works With Libraries, Counties, Towns, Businesses, and Other Organizations to Spread Broadband to Rural Tennesseans

Ash Tree

Threatened Trees

Doctoral Student Leads Ash Tree Study in the Great Smoky Mountains

War Dog Memorial

Always Faithful

War Dog Memorial at UTCVM Marks Anniversary

Elizabeth Million headshot and a photo with her family

Great Grads – Elizabeth Million

Veterinarian promotes the licensing assessments needed for ensuring newcomers to her field are successful and that they, in turn, can do their best to protect animal health and well-being

Headshot of Aaron Woody and a photo of Aaron with the Coca-Cola bear

Great Grads – Aaron Woody

Aaron Woody uses his food science degree to literally make people happy. He helps the Coca-Cola Company create new offerings based on consumer feedback and product testing

A candle lit with a photo of Joe Johnson with Ruth Henderson McQueen

In Memoriam – Joe Johnson

Evidence of Joe Johnson’s support and commitment to the University of Tennessee’s land-grant mission and statewide presence can be found across UTIA

Keith Carver in front of Morgan Hall

A Word From Keith Carver, January 2024

A note from UTIA's senior leader, including comments about the magazine and reflections on 2023

View of a vineyard with mountains

Around UTIA, January 2024

News Around the Institute

James Harlan standing in front of a grain trailer painted with "Everywhere You Look, UT"

This UT Mural Rolls Along Tennessee Roads

Hopes for mobile mural to inspire others to look to UT for resources, an education, or career path