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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

The Henry A. Wallace
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center

Volunteer with BARC

The Beltsville Area consists of ARS programs at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in Beltsville, MD; the US National Arboretum in Washington D.C.; and worksites in Chatsworth, NJ; Presque Isle, ME; and McMinnville, TN. BARC is the largest and most diversified agricultural research complex in the world.

Beltsville's record of accomplishments and ongoing programs has made it a world leader in agriculture research. Its international reputation attracts thousands of visitors each year from the United States and abroad.

Learn more about the Beltsville Area - BARC Celebrates 100 Years of Agricultural Research

 
Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Student Discovery Garden - The Student Discovery Garden at BARC is composed of seven sections, each exhibiting a different aspect of BARC research, from the breeding of native crops, to urban garden containers.

Each section features a poster providing relevant educational information.

A three foot wide sidwalk permits easy access for close viewing of exhibits.

Volunteer Application - right click to download to your desktop

Volunteer Orientation Dates and Times:

To be Announced
ARS Policy and Procedures for Volunteers
Policies and Procedures 413.8 - Student and Volunteer Programs


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Last Modified: 9/20/2013