Organization Principles

As UT Extension we:

• Are the gateway to the University of Tennessee as the outreach unit of the Institute of Agriculture.
• Are a statewide educational organization with an office in every county.
• Are members of a team that includes employees, volunteers and partners.
• Are responsible for advancing Tennessee, and committed to team decisions.
• Are public servants who make wise decisions regarding time and resources.
• Encourage listening and mutual respect.
• Support diversity and inclusivity in people and programs.
• Use technology and promote lifelong learning to improve the lives, environment and economy for all Tennesseans.
• Strive for excellence in all things.