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New leader of UT’s Institute of Agriculture begins her role today

In another transition effective today, Carrie Castille, who most recently served as director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the federal science agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, begins her role as Senior Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice President for the University of Tennessee (UT) Institute of Agriculture.

It’s a unique position, reporting to both Donde Plowman, Chancellor of UT, Knoxville, and Randy Boyd, UT System President. Castille oversees and provides leadership to the Herbert College of Agriculture, College of Veterinary Medicine, UT Ag Research, and UT Extension, and is the university’s chief advocate on issues of agricultural policy in support of the state.

With almost 25 years of experience in federal and state government and public higher education, Castille (pictured right) has developed a reputation as an expert in natural resource management and an advocate for agriculture and rural issues. Her long career in public service speaks to her deep commitment to making a lasting difference for communities and people across the country.

Read more about her in this news release.

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