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View Resource Farm Service Agency

The FSA and USDA have created a site that anyone involved in American agriculture will find useful. The site provides easy access to information on a number of programs, including Farm Loans, Conservation, Acreage Reduction, and FSA Civil Rights. The Newsroom offers the latest news releases and media advisories issued by FSA and USDA, and Commodity Information allows users to view up to the minute...

https://www.fsa.usda.gov/
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 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 Food & Community

With an increased concern over the nature of food production across the globe, it would make sense that a number of organizations and foundations would see fit to address these conditions through any number of crucial initiatives. Launched in 2000, Food & Society is one such initiative. Created by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the purpose of the initiative is “to support the creation and expansion...

https://www.wkkf.org/what-we-do/healthy-kids/food-and-commun...
View Resource World Agricultural Information Centre Portal

Disseminating information about any subject to a broad range of constituents and concerned parties and organizations can be a formidable task, no matter what the medium might be. This website is designed to achieve just that goal for agriculture, and it has a mandate from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The World Agricultural Information Centre (WAICENT) is...

http://www.fao.org/themes/en/
View Resource Agricultural Communications Documentation Center at UIUC

Based at the Isaac Funk Family Library at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, the Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC) is a fine way to learn about the latest developments throughout the world of agricultural journalism. The ACDC was established by agricultural communications faculty members at UIUC and visitors can read their newsletter and also browse through their...

http://web.library.uiuc.edu/asp/agx/acdc/index.html
View Resource University of Kentucky Agricultural Information Center

If you're just starting to learn about agriculture, biology, or human environmental sciences, it can be a bit daunting. There are hundreds of online resources dealing with such matters, and separating the wheat from the chaff can be taxing and time-consuming. Valerie Perry and Jo Staggs-Neel at the University of Kentucky Library's Agricultural Information Center have created these three excellent...

http://libraries.uky.edu/lib.php?lib_id=1
View Resource The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension

With a mix of agricultural tips, camping suggestions, and canning advice, the University of Georgia's Cooperative Extension site serves up a cornucopia of materials designed to serve the diverse needs of the state's residents. The homepage has three primary sections, including "Agriculture & Natural Resources", "Family & Consumer Sciences", and "4-H & Youth Development". Each of these sections is...

http://extension.uga.edu/
View Resource History, Art and Biography: National Agricultural Library

The National Agricultural Library is enormous, and its website has many things to recommend it. A great place to start on the site is the NAL Collection, found at the top of the page. Visitors interested in the food-themed posters from the two world wars that encouraged Americans to plant Victory Gardens or to eat potatoes instead of wheat will enjoy the "Beans are Bullets" and "Of Course I Can!"...

https://www.nal.usda.gov/visual-arts-and-agricultural-histor...