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Northeast Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center

Established in 1932, the Northeast Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center is known for its research on burley tobacco production and beef cow-calf production.

Research is conducted on the 500 acres that make up the Center. Areas of research at the Center include all aspects of burley tobacco production with emphasis on breeding and production economics, variety testing, pest management, and breeding of field crops important to the agriculture of Upper East Tennessee and animal research in the areas of genetics, silage feeding, and grazing studies with endophyte-free fescue.

Pair of Beef Feeder Calves on Pasture
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Pasture and mountain scene

Our researchers are conducting a range of forage variety testing, including red clover, orchard grass, and cool-season annual grasses.


Research performed at the Northeast Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center helps landowners produce better and more abundant crops and healthier beef cattle.

The AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville has been renamed Northeast Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center!