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.

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


Suzanne Stapleton,
USAIN President, 2022-2023

Welcome! I am honored to serve USAIN as President this year. (more). 


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