AIM-AG was established in 1998 as part of the Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, Agricultural Experiment Station. The mission of AIM-AG is to assess and project the impacts of agri-industry development on the Tennessee economy and to analyze market opportunities for economically efficient agri-industry development within the state.
- Evaluates the impacts the agricultural and forest products industry has on the state's economy and the economics of regions within the state using TN-AIM (Tennessee Agri-Industry Model), an economic modeling system;
- Conducts "what-if" scenarios designed to evaluate the impacts that occur from development of selected value-added industries in the state and regions within the state;
- Conducts research studies on market growth opportunities for value-added or high-value agri-industry products;
- Analyzes market potential and feasibility for value-added or high-value products produced or processed within the state and;
- Provides market information and prospectus studies to aid industrial recruitment and development.
- Agribusiness decision-makers
- Producer and processor organizations
- Economic and community development leaders
- Policy makers
- Local, county, and state governments
Agricultural & Resource Economics
308 Morgan Hall
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-4518