The ultimate goal of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is to excel in fulfilling the land-grant mission that sets it apart from other institutions within Tennessee and across the nation. The mission of UT AgResearch is to advance science in agriculture and food systems, natural resource management, and family and community sciences. A goal of UTIA AgResearch is to resources effectively to deliver service for the public good through solutions to problems facing agricultural producers and businesses, natural resource managers and industries, and the public. This is accomplished through knowledge discovery, innovation of these discoveries into new products and processes, and the application of these innovations to enhance the lives of citizens of Tennessee and the world.
Achieving AgResearch’s mission hinges on both a commitment of faculty members to research excellence and active participation of the AgResearch administration in accomplishing three key outcomes, which include achieve sustained, superior short and long-term scientific research performance; engage and maintain a satisfied and loyal clientele; and attain a culture of highly engaged and loyal faculty, staff and students with a passion for high performance