The United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) is a member-focused organization that connects librarians and other information professionals working in agriculture. As such, USAIN

  • provides a forum for discussion of issues in agriculture, food, natural resources and the environment, sustainability, human ecology, and rural sociology
  • takes a leadership role in the formation of a national information policy as related to these areas
  • makes recommendations to the National Agricultural Library (NAL) on agricultural information matters and advocates for NAL, and
  • promotes cooperation and communication among its members and with other organizations and individuals.

Through committees, interest groups, and a biennial conference, USAIN members are active in professional development; preservation and digitization of current and historical publications; dissemination of and access to publicly funded research information and data; and the exchange of research results generated by our members and collaborators.

Join us in Fayetteville for USAIN 2022!


Explore our committees and find out how you can get involved.


Formed by members around a common interest or topic, including:

  • AgNIC
  • Agricultural Economics Research, Information and Education
  • Agricultural Research Services
  • Animal Health Information
  • Collection Management
  • International Agriculture
  • Social Issues/Rural Information
  • Technology Trends


Megan Kocher,
USAIN President, 2021-2022

Welcome! I am honored to be able to serve as the President of the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) for 2021-2022. (more). 


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