Welcome! I am humbled and honored to serve as the President of the United State Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) in 2019/2020.
USAIN is an organization of professionals who are interested in providing broad access to agricultural information for research and decision making. User groups that are served by USAIN range from faculty and students at colleges and universities to policy makers, farmers and consumers.Given the interest in the free flow of agricultural information, USAIN members have a rich history of collaboration on nation-wide projects that promote the preservation and free sharing of information.
To dismantle barriers to agricultural information, USAIN members play leadership roles in the digitization of agricultural publications, and in promoting open data, open access publishing and sustainable scholarly communication initiatives. USAIN members accomplish much of their work through Committees and Interest Groups that follow strategic priorities as guided by our action plan.
We welcome anyone with an interest in the control and dissemination of information in this broad field of agriculture that has important implications on the environment and the health of individuals.
Claudine Jenda, USAIN President, 2019-2020