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USAIN Mission  ^top


The United States Agricultural Information Network provides a forum for discussion of agricultural issues, takes a leadership role in the formation of a national information policy as related to agriculture, makes recommendations to the National Agricultural Library on agricultural information matters, and promotes cooperation and communication among its members.


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USAIN was created in 1988. Since its inception, the Network has testified before a U.S. House Subcommittee, played an advisory role in the National Agricultural Text Digitizing Project, and written a national agricultural preservation plan. Additionally, USAIN has held several conferences. Past conference themes have included: Electronic Information in the Agricultural Sciences; Rural Information at the Crossroads: Issues and Opportunities; and Cultivating New Ground in Electronic Information: Use of the Information Highway to Support Agriculture.


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Membership in USAIN offers numerous opportunities and benefits.


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