UT Martin partners with Tyson Foods Inc.

The University of Tennessee at Martin has partnered with Tyson Foods Inc. to add chickens to the list of animals UT Martin students work with during agricultural production courses. Tyson will provide the birds, which will be housed in a renovated barn facility on the UT Martin Teaching Farm. The facility officially opened March 1 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony including Tyson representatives as well as UT Martin faculty and students from the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. Pictured in front of the new facility are (l-r) Shane Joyner, Tyson Foods Inc.; Dr. Todd Winters, dean, UT Martin College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences; Dr. Wes Totten, chair, Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources; and Keith Riley, Tyson Foods Inc. Dr. Craig Darroch, professor of animal science, helped to coordinate and implement the new production program and will supervise the facility on behalf of the university.

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