Established in 1917, the Middle Tennessee Research & Education Center includes 1,263 acres. The center is the site of research studies in beef and dairy cattle, commercial crops, fruit trees and forage crops.

The center conducts research to evaluate varieties of commercial crops, management systems and weed control systems to improve crop production efficiency. Work is also underway on the production and management of fruit and vegetable crops, including peaches, apples, grapes, and blueberries.
The grounds of the Middle Tennessee Research & Education Center The Center for Profitable Agriculture is located on the grounds of the Middle Tennessee Research & Education Center in Spring Hill. While the activities of the Center are primarily Agricultural Extension Service programs, the Middle Tennessee Research & Education Center provides a great environment and location for the Center for Profitable Agriculture's headquarters.

The Center for Profitable Agriculture's faculty and staff members share the Research & Education Center's main office building, and work closely with the center's director, Dr. Kevin Thompson and administrative specialist, Cyndi Petty.

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AI School Certification Course  9/22-9/23, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST daily

AI School Certification Course  11/3-11/4, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST daily


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Sweet corn
"UT AgResearchers applied herbicides to experimental sweet corn to keep weeds away. But something unexpected..."
 
Livestock Research
"It's a problem for Tennessee farmers who produce our top commodity -- beef cattle. Insects such as flies..."
 
Soil Testing
"If you’re looking for a healthy garden or green grass, it’s good to know the content of your soil. UT..."
 
Cover Crop Concerns
"Cover crops can be an effective tool in a weed management program, but there are concerns. Researchers with..."

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Middle Tennessee
Research & Education Center
P.O. Box 160
1000 Main Entrance Drive
Spring Hill, TN 37174

Phone: 931-486-2129
Fax: 931-486-0141
cpetty@tennessee.edu