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, Kevin Thompson, and administrative specialist, Cyndi Petty.

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Our local events
Bull Test Station Open House  12/10, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm CST

Senior Bull Test Sale  1/21, 12 noon CST

Other UTIA events, or elsewhere

None listed.

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Cattle Facility
"Beef cattle farming is Tennessee's top agricultural commodity - generating nearly 600 million dollars each..."
Forage Research
"UT researchers are looking for the best forage for cattle to produce high quality beef. The goal is to grow..."
Weed Research
"A climate that's good for a variety of crops means many types of weeds also thrive. UT AgResearch works to..."
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