Serving Our Communities

Support UTIAOur land-grant mission is inextricably tied to the people of Tennessee, in every community, in every county and every region. Tennesseans depend on the UTIA for a wide range of needs--from fostering strong families to increasing health and wellness to education on the latest agricultural research. Funding to support these teaching, research and outreach programs increases community access to critical initiatives from the UTIA, addressing the unique needs and issues of specific communities and regions.

Areas of Impact

  • 4-H county program support, such as competitive event sponsorship, camping scholarships, educational materials, transportation, educational equipment such as computers, shooting sports equipment, and microscopes
  • Support for county-based UT Extension programs in all areas
  • Endowments for agent and program assistant positions
  • Opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to conduct research at Research and Education Centers
  • Support for undergraduate internships in local businesses
  • Creation of a West Tennessee 4-H Camp
  • Statewide implementation of the HABIT program through the College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Support for new infrastructure and programs at Research and Education Centers

What Can I Do?

  • Identify prospective investors
  • Communicate the need
  • Provide leadership for this initiative