Agricultural Research Service

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
  Agricultural Marketing Service
  National Organic Program
  Agricultural Research Service
  Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
   
Small farm program
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
  Economic Research Service
  Farm Service Agency
  Food and Nutrition Service
  Foreign Agricultural Service
  Forest Service
  National Agricultural Statistics Service
  Natural Resources Conservation Service
  National Office of Outreach
  Risk Management Agency
  Rural Development
  U.S. DHHS: Office of Refugee Resettlement
  University of the District of Columbia

Program Description A large portion of research currently underway at ARS is applicable to the needs of small farms. ARS established the Dale Bumpers Small Farm Research Center specifically to conduct research on small farm systems and problems. Included in this research are programs directed toward conservation such as improving soil quality, management of hill lands for sustainable forage and livestock production. Livestock is also used to renovate underutilized lands and diversify small farm productions, agroforestry, identification and development of alternative and valueadded crops.

Contact
Evert Byington
Rm. 331, Bldg. 005, BARC-W,
Beltsville, MD 20705-2350.
Phone: (301) 504-7245
Fax: (301) 504-7117
Email: nnr@ars.usda.gov