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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Welcome to the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR).

Did you know?

  • NCAUR is the largest of the four regional USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) research centers and the most successful in transferring technology from the laboratory to the marketplace.
  • In 2001, NCAUR was designated as an International Historic Chemical Landmark in recognition of its significant role in the development of penicillin.  Saving countless lives and opening the era of antibiotics, this research was the first in a long line of global impacts to come from this laboratory.
  • Operating with a research staff of more than 200 on an annual Federal budget of $31 million, the lab conducts 36 individual research projects of national priority and is engaged in research agreements with private industry, universities and other governmental agencies.
  • NCAUR's historic standard of research excellence is carried forward by its third generation of scientists in an environment where international recognition, research quality and public benefit are the norm.

Truly, NCAUR is a world-class facility where the future is being created.

Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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