What is the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN)?

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.

USAIN Committees and Interest Groups engage members with:

  • Preservation and digitization of current and historical publications

  • Access to publicly-funded research

  • Professional development opportunities

  • Technology trends

  • Social issues

  • International agriculture

  • Animal health issues

  • Agriculture economics

  • Exchange of research results generated by our members and collaborators

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