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View Resource Sustainable Farming Connection

Sustainable Farming Connection, provided by the University of North Carolina SunSITE and the Committee for Sustainable Farm Publishing, is an information clearinghouse for sustainable agriculture that contains news stories and features such as "17 Mistakes to Avoid with Electric Fencing" in addition to several discussion groups. There are still construction signs behind some of the links at this...

http://www.ibiblio.org/farming-connection/
View Resource Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC)

This meta-site is highlighted by the database and information system directory, an exhaustively annotated section containing hundreds of items. Also included are a meetings calendar, over 30 topic-based links to directories of experts, a small annotated directory of pointers to other agricultural meta-sources, a pilot on-line reference service center, and a section of plant disease announcements....

https://www.agnic.org/
View Resource Web-agri

This site bills itself as the first "real" agricultural search engine (not just a searchable directory), indexing over 500,000 agriculture Webpages. At present, there is only one search option -- keyword -- though it supports boolean and other search aids. Results are ordered by relevance with a one-paragraph summary taken from the site. Returns in sample searches varied quite a bit in relevance...

http://www.web-agri.com/
View Resource Center for International Earth Science Information Network

Columbia University offers the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (last mentioned in the February 16, 2001 Scout Report), which specializes in online data and information management, spatial data integration and training, and interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the environment. Their Data and Information page contains links to data, data...

http://www.ciesin.org/data.html
View Resource Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food: Crops

Reflecting Canada's strong agricultural industry, this website from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food contains a wealth of information on many different crops. Crop information sections include Agroforestry, Berries, Hemp, Organic Crops, Corn, and many more. Separate crop pages hold numerous links to fact and information sheets, updates, and related resources. In addition to the crop...

http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/
View Resource AgNIC

Started in 1995, the Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC), is part of a collaborative alliance between various libraries and extension programs at different universities and other institutions. This partnership is designed to bring quality agricultural information to those parties and to the general public as well. Starting at the Center's homepage, visitors can view their featured site,...

https://www.agnic.org/
View Resource Farming Today

When people think of rural England, they frequently think of the tranquil farms that dot the country’s landscape. As in many other places in the developed world, agricultural practices continue to change quickly, and this radio program from the BBC 4 network provides some insight into this process and what it means to those persons who live in the countryside. Hosted by Anna Hill and Miriam...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qj8q
View Resource National Agricultural Library

There are regular online agricultural libraries, and then there is the National Agricultural Library (NAL), with more working papers, fact sheets, and farm updates than ears of corn in a corncrib. This digital library, produced by the United States Department of Agriculture will be quite a boon to agriculture scholars, extension agents, and farmers alike. Designed to assist those who are unable to...

https://www.nal.usda.gov/
View Resource United States Department of Agriculture: Agricultural Research Service

From Wenatchee to Orono, the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is looking into everything from colony collapse disorder to hop cultivation. Of course, their work doesn't stop there as they also coordinate science partnerships with a wide range of businesses and government agencies. Visitors to their website will be presented with a list of "I Want To", where they can find an ARS location,...

https://www.ars.usda.gov
View Resource USDA: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

The watchword of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is "protection". The APHIS is primarily considered with improving agricultural productivity and also ensuring the health and care of animals and plants. First-time visitors may wish to click on the "Hot Issues" section to learn more about some of the most pressing issues that the APHIS...

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/home/
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