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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

ARS 50th Anniversary

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50th Anniversary

About the 50th

ARS History

The core values of ARS have remained the same through our history from the seed collection efforts of the early 19th Century U.S. Patent Office, through the agricultural test plots on what is now the Smithsonian Mall adjacent to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., to the over 100 national and 4 international locations in the agency today. We still tackle real problems and explore areas of science and technology opportunity, all for the public good.

Looking back at ARS’s history is a way to understand more who we are today. Over this 50th year a number of activities will take place to document the agency’s history. Learn how you can help.

See more about ARS History:

  • View historical photos [coming soon]
  • View lab and location histories [coming soon]
  • Bibliography of published works on ARS [coming soon]
  • Video interviews with ARS Hall of Famers [coming soon]
  • ARS Timeline





Last Modified: 9/8/2015
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