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The Smith Center for International Sustainable Agriculture (Smith Center) was launched with the
vision of positioning the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) as the go-to organization for global engagement in the agricultural-related sciences among U.S. land grant institutions. Learn more below about how we partner to develop and deploy sustainable solutions to the world’s grand challenges!
Feeding a Growing World
Updates from the Smith Center
2022 International Photo Contest- Top Photos
15th Century Kilmacreehy Cemetery in Liscannor, County Clare, Ireland (June 2022). Photo: C. Sproles It’s not easy being easy. Photo: K. Yoo A walk in a rainy historical town. Photo: S. Yang Majestic llama in the majestic Argentine Puna. Photo: R. Videla Sheep work in Patagonia, Argentina. Getting ready to paint their tag number on their flank to keep track or parturition records using binoculars. Photo: R. Videla Virginia Woolf was astonished by the architecture of Paddington Station in 1895: “The great glass dome at the end of the station was blazing with light. It was glowing yellow and red and the iron girders made a pattern across it. I walked along the platform gazing with rapture at this magnificent blaze of colour.” In 2022, the glass dome’s majesty still dominates the terminus, the state-of-the-art Elizabeth Line has opened, and Paddington Station is an ever-more cosmopolitan hub for travelers, artists, students, businesspeople, and families. Photo: U. Seshagiri Antarctica Ice. Photo: S. Elizabeth Rock of Cashel, Ireland. Photo: L. Johnston Amboise, France. Photo: H. Jones Paris, France. Photo: H. Jones Morant’s Curve in Banff National Park in the Province of Alberta, Canada. This is one of the ethereal places the Canadian Rockies has to offer. This location is considered photographer’s paradise. Photo: B. Majumder Lotus flowers blooming in the rice fields of Cambodia. Photo: G. Pekarcik Harvesting cauliflower with friends in Cambodia. Photo: G. Pekarcik Group of individuals visiting Angkor Wat Temple on Visak Bochea Day. Photo: K. Johnson Blarney Castle in Blarney, Cork, Ireland. Photo: L. Johnston “Mediterranean Life” – was also taken in Riomaggiore, Italy and showcases the carefree, seaside life of people in that village. The people in that village were kind, welcoming, and happy, and they enjoyed life by the sea by swimming, kayaking, and boating. Photo: L. Miller “Kylemore Abbey” – was taken in June 2022 while leading a study abroad trip with UTK students to Ireland. The abbey is located in County Galway and was founded in 1920 for Benedictine Nuns. The photo showcases the abbey’s stunning architecture and landscape. Photo: L. Miller Grazing with a Castle View. Photo: L. Jacobs Tenjuan Temple in Kyoto Japan. Photo: R. Feuerstein It’s not the place it’s the people. Photo: D. Senevirathne Traditional guards dressed in their regalia to add a spice of color and excitement to the 50th anniversary of the Juaben paramount chief in Ashanti Region of Ghana. Photo: B. Baffour Asare Bediako Mt. Fitzroy from different angles. Photo: H. Goertz Relaxing in Zimbabwe. Photo: A. Lasa St. George’s Island, Bermuda, close to the home port of the Research Vessel Atlantic Explorer. Our team of researchers quarantined here for a few days before embarking on an oceanographic expedition in the Sargasso Sea. Photo: J. DeBruyn Consider giving to the Smith Center for International Sustainable Agriculture