UT Trustees Approve Tim Cross as Institute of Agriculture Chancellor

The UT Board of Trustees voted Thursday to confirm Tim Cross, longtime University of Tennessee leader and faculty member, as chancellor of the UT Institute of Agriculture. Cross has been serving as interim chancellor since September. He has been with UT for almost 23 years and served as dean of UT Extension from 2008 to

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Institute of Agriculture Interviews Underway

On-campus interviews in the search for the next chancellor to lead the UT Institute of Agriculture began yesterday and continue through December 9. Finalists will visit Knoxville, Columbia, and Jackson for meetings with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members. UT Institute of Agriculture Interim Chancellor Tim Cross is the first finalist to participate in

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University Receives $1 Million to Fight Childhood Obesity

A partnership between UT Extension, the Institute of Agriculture, and UT’s Nutrition Department is tackling our state and nation’s obesity problem. The USDA recently announced UTIA and UT Knoxville will receive a $1 million grant for this effort. It will be used to create a regional center to strengthen educational programming for low-income children and families.

Tyson Foods CEO and Wife to Give $3.2 Million to Institute of Agriculture

Donnie Smith, CEO of Arkansas-based Tyson Foods, Inc., and his wife, Terry, have pledged a $3.2 million gift that establishes the Donald and Terry Smith Endowed Chair for International Sustainable Agriculture through the UT Foundation. Donnie Smith earned his undergraduate degree in animal science from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and his wife, Terry, is a graduate of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.

UT Agriculture Chancellor Search Accepting Nominations

UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek is chairing the search committee to fill the UT Institute of Agriculture chancellor vacancy. He invites the UT community to help in the search process for this important position in the statewide UT System.