Herbert Chronicle Archives

From the Desk of the Dean

2023 Issues

May 2023 Issue

  • Spring Semester with Keith Carver
  • Welcome, Emine!
  • Training the Next Global One Health Workforce
  • Where Has Herbert Been and Where Are We Going?

February 2023 Issue

  • A Message from Interim Dean David White

2022 Issues

2022 Dean’s Holiday Message

  • A Message from Dean Beyl

October 2022 Issue

  • Thank You, Dean Beyl
  • Welcome, Jay!
  • Big Orange Give Turns Ten
  • The Herbert Difference and the Student-Athlete Experience

August 2022 Issue

  • Traveling the Globe–Herbert in Guatemala
  • Welcome, Ally Lay!
  • Save the Date–International Showcase

June 2022 Issue

  • ALEC Receives New Endowment for Graduate Students
  • Welcome, Hannah Leyhew!
  • After Two-Year Hiatus, UT Forestry Club Hosts Conclave
  • Herbert Alumnus Cultivates Career Readiness at Texas A&M

April 2022 Issue

  • The Scoop on the UT Creamery
  • Welcome, Mary Beth Johnson!
  • Live-and-Learn Internship Provides Hands-on Experience
  • Herbert’s Academic Advisors Shine

February 2022 Issue

  • One Big Happy Family: The Herbert Life LLC
  • ALEC Receives National Award for Agricultural Education
  • A Path to Horticulture and Beyond
  • Faculty Spotlight: Hao Gan, winner of the 2020 Giuseppe Pellizzi Prize

2021 Issues

2021 Dean’s Holiday Message

  • A Message from Dean Beyl

October 2021 Issue

  • Herbert Students Shine at American Dairy Science Association Meeting
  • Welcome, Megan Myers!
  • New Exploratory Site Eases Challenge of Major Selection
  • Biosystems Engineering Students Receive National Recognition…Again!

August 2021 Issue

  • Campus Changes–Remembering the Past, Valuing the Present, Celebrating the Future
  • The Inside Scoop on a Career in Veterinary Medicine
  • Herbert Welcomes Haslam Scholar to incoming Class
  • Q&A with Hunter Hammock, 2021-2022 Graduate Student Senate President
  • EdTPA Scores Rank Above State and National Averages

June 2021 Issue

  • Coming Home to the Herbert College of Agriculture
  • A High Honor for Pro Fishing’s Biggest Star
  • Historic Morgan Hall Turns One Hundred
  • ALEC Opens Doorways with Online Degree Program
  • Interview with Distinguished Alumnus Bob Sinclair
  • Meet Spenser Smith
  • Mexico and Argentina Study Abroad Courses Offered for New UT Winter Term

April 2021 Issue

  • Missions that Make Waves
  • Q&A with Craig Pickett, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Animal Science Welcomes New Advisor
  • One Health, One World
  • New Partnership in Haiti Creates Opportunities for Collaboration

February 2021 Issue

  • Black History Month at Herbert
  • Mindfulness: Finding Peace in an Unusual Time
  • Student Success Reminders
  • Q&A with Rob Williams
  • Get the Scoop on the Creamery
  • Going Above and Beyond: Faculty Edition

2020 Issues

December 2020 Issue

  • A Message from Dean Beyl

October 2020 Issue

  • Bean to Bar
  • College, One Day at a Time
  • Opportunities Gone Virtual
  • Graduation Ceremonies Ahead
  • End Hunger NOW!
  • How Scholarships from Supporters Lead Students to Success

August 2020 Issue

  • Our Return to Campus
  • Welcome Home to Herbert
  • Cheers and Fears
  • No More Horsing Around
  • Herbert Belongs to All of Us

June 2020 Issue

  • Students Seek Summer Success
  • Top in Turfgrass Heads to Graduate School
  • After Graduation
  • Distinguished Alumnus: Jerri Marr
  • Welcome, Cassie Johnson!
  • Incoming Herbert Freshman Selected as Haslam Scholar
  • UTIA: We’re Here for You

April 2020 Issue

  • Commencement Plans Proceed for Spring Graduates
  • Herbert Senior Celebrated as Torch Bearer
  • Being Social While Social Distancing
  • One Health Amid the Global Pandemic
  • Our Nationally Ranked Program
  • Clark to Lead Department of AREC

February 2020 Issue

  • You Can Find It Here at Herbert
  • Three Minute Thesis Competition
  • Globally Engaged

2019 Issues

December 2019 Issue

  • A Holiday Tale from Herbert

September 2019 Issue

  • What Does it Take to be a Champion Judging Team?
  • USDA Report Cites High Demand for Ag Majors, Especially Ag Business
  • One Hundred Years of Ag and Resource Economics Studies

April 2019 Issue

  • We’re Agog about Virtual Reality Goggles
  • Herbert Leads UT-China Partnerships
  • Livestock Judging Team Wins Southeastern Expo
  • Two Masters of Learning by Doing
  • Remembering Arthur Leal
  • Top Recognition for Student Chapters
  • High Spirits Aplenty at Ag Night with the Vols
  • Student Success Advisor Wins Upgrade for Students
  • Farewell to Two High-Impact Professors

February 2019 Issue

  • Using NASA Geospatial Images for Earth’s Environmental Issues
  • Missing Class by 8.000+ Miles
  • Wins in Forestry, Livestock, and Central Park
  • Three Elevator Speeches about Our College
  • On the Emerald Isle, Opportunities Thrive
  • Hello, Christie Banks
  • Five Years, Six Team Members, and Positive Results
  • Daylilies, Pumpkins, and the Sustainability of Farms

2017 – 2018 Issues

December 2018 Issue

  • A Very Special Season in a Very Special Year

October 2018 Issue

  • Celebrating Our New Name with a Vol Tradition
  • My Summer was Transformational
  • A Soil Judging Student & Coach Share an International Win
  • Values that Passed from Father to Son
  • Have International Interests? Mark Your Calendar
  • New Student Success Advisors in Place
  • Together we Grow

August 2018 Issue

  • The Herbert College of Agriculture
  • A World Away
  • UnBelizeable
  • Blazing Career Paths for 4-H’ers
  • Farewells and Beginnings
  • “It was Wild”

April 2018 Issue

  • First in the Nation for Wildlife & Fisheries
  • A Graduation of Milk, Ice Cream, and Honest Advice
  • Soil Vols Capture National Title
  • Peace Corps Prep Kicks Off at UTIA
  • The Gift Too Big to Wrap
  • There’s a positive to Amaranth? A Students Win
  • This Undergrad Shines in Biotech
  • Our Forestry Student Makes the Cut
  • The Bsal Rap
  • Policy Smarts for Our Students
  • Celebrating UTIA’s 50th Anniversary
  • Share Your Magic Moments
  • Our Youngest Recruiter
  • Late-breaking and Wonderful News

February 2018 Issue

  • Perspective on the Future of Ag Leadership
  • Meet Sharon Couch, New Student Life Coordinator
  • A Racing Course for Mini-Team
  • Rabbits, Life Skills, & Our LLC
  • Introduction to International Student Ambassadors
  • Tips for Life Success
  • Herbert Scholars Say Thank You

December 2017 Holiday Issue

  • Reflections on the Holidays

November 2017 Issue

  • Fall Enrollment Sets New Record
  • Third Academic Advisor in Place
  • BESS Students Chalk Up International Wins
  • Soil Vols Take Home First Place
  • Temple Grandin Visits Ag Campus
  • Ag Day Recap
  • A Boot Camp for our Graduate Students
  • On the Ground in Swaziland
  • CASNR Trio Honored with National Awards
  • A Forestry Leader & White House Fellow
  • CASNR’s Man on Mars
  • Honoring our Veterans

Fall 2017 Issue

  • Alum in Montana to Advance Blackfeet Nation
  • Tops in a Prospective Student Survey
  • Excellence Honors for CASNR Deans 
  • New Advising Model, Advisors in Place
  • We Say Farewell to Craig Pickett
  • Celebrate Ag Day With Us 
  • Two Career Fairs
  • Alum Takes Grain Elevators to New Heights
  • Exciting International Opportunities for Students 
  • How Student Scholarships Really Make a Difference

April 2017 Issue

  • Preparing for Graduation
  • First Prestigious Herbert Scholars Named
  • Spring Commencement Speakers To Address Inspiration 
  • Our 17-year-old Graduate—Wow! 
  • Chancellor Honors Ten CASNR Standouts 
  • Student Team Wins 
  • Alumna Alison Williams Leads

March 2017 Issue

  • Students Prepare for Commencement 
  • CASNR’s New Advising Model Prepares Students to Excel 
  • Introducing the Distinguished Herbert Scholars Program 
  • Neogen’s President on Where CASNR Degrees Can Take You
  • Meet Our Top VOL Dalton Teel
  • Biosystems Lectuer Honored
  • Thinking Globally
  • A Can-Structured Bridge 
  • Meet Genomics Professor Feng Chen 
  • HungerU Inspires Us All

2016 – 2015 Issues

2016 Dean’s Holiday Message

  • Awarding Our First Honorary Doctorate
  • Tosha Triumphs Over The Odds
  • Donor Support Establishes Student Emergency Fund
  • Fire Relief Efforts
  • Operation Christmas Child

2016 Fall Issue

  • Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries’ Fall Camp
  • Constructing Tomorrow
  • Students Complete 1,157-Mile Tennessee River Tour
  • Fabulous CASNR Faculty
  • Challenges Veterans Face Returning to Study
  • A Bridge to the Future
  • Students Experience Gardens and Culture of Japan
  • Fall Festival Fun and Competition
  • Big Orange Give
  • CASNR Team Participates at National FFA Convention
  • Distinguished Honor for UT Forestry Student

2016 Summer Issue

  • H.S. Team Wins at International Science & Engineering Fair
  • Annual Fall Kickoff Success!
  • Stellar Hands-on Learning for Our Students
  • UT Turfgrass Student a Part of Wimbledon History
  • UT International Programs Showcase
  • Nick Baker Serves as National FFA Secretary
  • Connect with Farmhouse Fraternity
  • Cultivating aGIRLculture
  • UT Farm Credit Scholars Start Their Internships
  • Top 10 Reasons to Join the UT Livestock Judging Team
  • Real World Learning
  • Important Dates Ahead

2016 May Issue

  • Battle of the Habitat Playhouses
  • UT Forestry Club Thrives at Forestry Center
  • A Big Orange Win
  • Wildlife Society Places 3rd in the Wildlife Conclave
  • Big Orange Joins Blue and Gold Once More!
  • VOLstarter
  • CASNR Takes on Atlanta for the College Student Career Program
  • Farm Credit Scholars
  • Seniors, It’s Your Turn
  • CASNR Students Excel in UT Exhibition of Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievement
  • No fooling: New BESS Department Head Arrive April 1st
  • From Serving to Learning—Challenges Today’s Veterans Face Returning to an Academic Setting
  • Karen Vail Serves as Interim Department Head of EPP
  • Spotlight: Nine in college Celebrated at Chancellor Cheek’s Honors Banquet

2016 March Issue

  • Spotlight: First Term in CASNR
  • Dean Beyl Serves as Delegate at Summit on Women in Agriculture
  • Grads Capture Win in Nat’l Farm Bureau Challenge
  • UT Welcomes First China Scholars Class
  • Graduates Head West to San Antonio
  • Impact of an Ag Degree on Landing a Job
  • VOLstarter
  • CASNR Beautifies Campus
  • Big Orange Accomplishments
  • Seniors, It’s Your Turn
  • Horsing Around

2015 November Issue

  • Spotlight: Leadership Opportunities Within CASNR
  • Students Thrive in Leadership Summit
  • Get InVOLved
  • College Prepare Students for Success with Career Fair
  • MANRRS Students Take Over Atlanta
  • Big Orange Give Benefits Students & Faculty
  • It Was a Magical Day on the Ag Campus
  • National FFA Convention Offers Big Orange Welcome
  • Sterges Biosystems Learning Hub Debuts
  • CASNR in the Community
  • Brewing a Big Idea
  • Say Cheese, All Vol Cheese
  • You Can’t Have Football without Ag
  • International Experience Learning at its Finest

2015 August Issue

  • Spotlight: Student Internships
  • WWOOFing Isn’t Just About Puppies Any More
  • CASNR Believe It or Not
  • Living With a Desire to Inspire
  • Smith Chair Tom Gill Encourages CASNR Family to Engage in International Exchanges
  • 2015 Class of China Scholars
  • Students Thrive in Summer Bridge Program
  • CASNR Hosts 300 4-H Members on the Agricultural Campus
  • Our Students Define What it Looks Like to be Leaders
  • Future is Bright for Ag and Resource Economics Grads
  • John Stier Promoted to Associate Dean of CASNR
  • At 99 Years, One of Our Oldest Alums Still Farming
  • A Really Crappy Day

2015 Spring Issue

  • Spotlight: ALEC
  • What’s Happening with FFA
  • From Orange Country to Rainbow Country
  • March a Busy Month for FFA State Officers
  • Elena Smith Reminisces on FFA Experiences
  • Ambassadors: CASNR Students Are True Volunteers
  • Five Things Agriculture Students Are Tired of Hearing
  • In Memory of Dr. Riley
  • AGR Makes Its Mark Academically and in the Community
  • Forestry Alum Jerri Marr to Address Spring Graduates
  • One of CASNR’s Own is UT Hooding Ceremony Speaker
  • EPP’s Proposal for a New Doctoral Program Moves Forward
  • Adam Willcox Steps Up as CASNR Student International Experiences Coordinator
  • CASNR Welcomes New Leader of Tennessee 4-H/ALEC
  • Director of Advising for CASNR Launches the Online Petition Process
  • Plant Sciences Professor Presented with National Teaching Honor
  • Career Focus
  • Tennessee Farmers’ Cooperative Provides Career Opportunities for Students
  • CASNR ACEs Visit
  • CASNR Constructs a Model of Success
  • Experiential Learning: First-time Competitors Win National Honors!
  • AREC Students Experience Learning
  • Powell High School Students Get Hands-on with Turf Research
  • Students Attend Thirtieth Annual MANRRS Conference in Houston
  • Crops, Cancer, and Chickens, OH MY!
  • Interviews Abound at the International Production and Processing Expo
  • Wildlife: Things Seem a Bit Batty Around Here
  • She Started from the Bottom
  • Congratulations to our Southeastern Wildlife Conclave Champion

2014 and Earlier Issues

Fall 2014

  • Spotlight: PlanET
  • CASNR’s Outstanding Student Services Group
  • International Page VP of Sustainability Visits Forestry Club
  • Tyson Foods, Inc. Designates First College Campus Ambassador
  • FAA Student Leadership Has Lunch with Chancellor Cheek
  • Forestry Club Hosts Weyerhausen’s Representative
  • Landscape Construction Students Repair Morgan Hall Bench
  • UTIA Student Team Captures National Honors in Dairy Products Evaluation
  • CASNR Career Fair a Resounding Success
  • BRIDGE for the FUTURE Symposium: Building Research Interest & Developing Global Engagement in USDA-NIFA Priority Areas
  • Jobs, jobs, jobs — Ag is the Place to Be
  • Third Creek: A Real Experience in Surface Water Issues
  • UT Organic Farm Internship Program
  • A CASNR Student in Napa Valley
  • CASNR’s Study Abroad Program
  • Farm Credit Scholar Program–New Experience, New Class
  • TN Farmers Cooperative (TFA) Opportunities Popular with Students
  • CASNR Promotes Student Involvement and International Awareness
  • Harmony By Design
  • Upcoming Events: CASNR Looks to Promote Leadership and Civic Engagement in 2015

Summer 2014 Issue

  • Achievement Pins for CASNR Graduates
  • Coming to America-100 Chinese Scholars
  • Faculty-led International Trips
  • International Experiences
  • Summer Internships
  • Incoming Students
  • Alumni Profile
  • New Recruitment Coordinator
  • LeaderShape
  • Summer Bridge Program
  • Student Award Winners
  • NACTA Honors

Spring 2014 Issue

  • Students Value CASNR Faculty
  • CASNR Launches Strategic Plan
  • Governor’s Rural Challenge
  • Julius Johnson at Graduation
  • FFA Honors Cheek and Beyl
  • The Job Picture – Mars Petcare, Poultry Expo, Sanderson Farm, and CSAW Workforce Census
  • Internships – Duke Energy, Royal Botanical Garden in Kew, In Washington D. C., and At Blount Farm
  • Gamma Beta Phi
  • Competitions – EUReCA Results, Discussion Meet, and Conclave Results
  • Trip to the Capital
  • IAAS Summit
  • CASNR LLC – Explores the Great Outdoors, Gets New Teaching Assistant, and Honors Dr. Smith
  • Recruiting Diversity – MANRRS, JUMP, Sneak Peek, and Teen Step Show

Fall 2013 Issue

  • CASNR Enrollment Picture for Fall
  • Dean’s Scholars
  • Farm Credit Scholars
  • Ag Ambassador Retreat
  • Career Fair
  • Bivens from AgriGold Hybrids Visits Classes
  • International Fair
  • Students in China
  • West TN FFA Students Visit
  • Halloween Mixer
  • CASNR Students of Distinction – Baker and Buehler
  • CASNR Student Attends Youth Ag Summit in Canada
  • Turf Students Sod the Rock
  • Wildlife Quiz Bowl Team Takes Third
  • LLC Paints the Rock
  • Science Fair Winner and Flies
  • Buggy Buffet
  • Sigma Alpha Wins
  • Brad Collett – Quest Scholar
  • Loss of John Riley
  • Craig Pickett Joins the Dean’s Office
  • Students Construct Wetlands
  • Happy Holidays

Summer 2013 Issue

  • CASNR is a Family Tradition – Welcoming New Freshmen
  • Two of our Legacy Families
  • TEAL Classroom
  • Outdoor Classroom for the UT Gardens
  • Farm Credit Scholars Go to DC
  • CASNR Students Attend IAAS World Congress in Chile
  • Learning in Jamaica
  • Learning in Italy
  • CASNR Students on Summer Internships
  • Undergraduate Research and its Impact
  • Prize Approach to Entrepreneurship in the Classroom
  • Graduate Scientific Writing Class Goes Global
  • Joint MLA Program Gets a New Chair
  • The Job Outlook for Agriculture

Spring 2013 Issue

  • New Facilities
  • Donnie Smith at Graduation
  • CASNR Enrollment Growth Exceeds National
  • Learning Community
  • International Poultry Expo
  • Chancellor’s Award Recipients
  • Advising Corner
  • FST Program Review
  • FWF Program Review
  • Urban Forestry Concentration
  • Sigma Alpha Sweeps Awards
  • Wildlife Team Takes Second
  • Forestry Team Takes Eighth
  • Food Science Team take Second
  • Turf Students Excel
  • CASNR Students Shine at EURECA
  • Innovative Recruitment (Step Show, Gadget Girls)
  • Congratulations Graduates