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Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center

The Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center is one of ten AgResearch and Education Centers located throughout Tennessee. Headquartered in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the Forest Resources AgResearch Center is composed of three forest units located in East and Middle Tennessee–Oak Ridge Forest, Cumberland Forest, and Highland Rim Forest.

The Center is a field research laboratory located on more than 11,400 acres. It is a regionally recognized leader in developing new technologies applicable to modern forestry and wildlife resources management and environmental stewardship.

Researcher collects soil data
Our Research
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Center Programs
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Presentation at the 2018 Eastern Research Forest Manageers meeting
Center Field Days
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2018 UT Arboretum Butterfly Festival
UT Arboretum
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Hemp Plant

UT AgResearch is currently researching hemp production and utilization, including variety trials, fertility requirements, and pest management.


Early studies at the Center helped bring mechanical harvesting of green beans to Tennessee.

Monarch butterflies, educational sessions, and a butterfly release are all part of our Online Butterfly Festival held on September 19, 2020!