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Links in the chart below point to the public affairs contacts for specific ARS locations and research units.

 

 

Midwest Area

Illinois | Iowa | Indiana | Kentucky | Michigan | Minnesota | Missouri | Ohio | Wisconsin

Northeast Area

Connecticut | Delaware | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New York | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | Vermont | West Virginia | Washington, D.C.

Plains Area

Colorado | Kansas | Montana | Nebraska | New Mexico| North Dakota | Oklahoma | South Dakota | Texas | Wyoming

   

Pacific West Area

Alaska | Arizona | California | Hawaii | Idaho| Nevada | Oregon | Utah | Washington

Southeast Area

Florida | Georgia | North Carolina | Puerto Rico | South Carolina | Virginia | U.S. Virgin Islands | Louisiana | Mississippi | Alabama | Arkansas | Tennessee

 

 

International Locations

Argentina | Australia | China | France | Panama


 

   

 


Midwest Area

 

Illinois

Peoria

National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research

 
   

Mycotoxin Prevention & Applied Microbiology Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw 

   

Bioenergy Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw 

   

Bio-Oils Research Unit

Sandra Avant

   

Crop Bioprotection Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw 

   

Functional Foods Research Unit

Sandra Avant

   

Plant Polymer Research Unit

Sandra Avant

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Renewable Products Technology Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw 

       
  Urbana

Global Climate Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit

Sharon Durham

   

Soybean/Maize Germplasm, Pathology, and Genetics Research Unit

Sharon Durham

       

Indiana

West Lafayette

Crop Production and Pest Control Research

Sharon Durham

   

Livestock Behavioral Research

Sandra Avant

   

National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory

Rosalie Bliss

       

Iowa

Ames

Plant Introduction Research Station

Jan Suszkiw

   

Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research

Jan Suszkiw

       
   

National Animal Disease Center

 
   

Food Safety and Enteric Pathogens Research Unit

Sharon Durham

   

Infectious Bacterial Diseases Research Unit

Sandra Avant

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Ruminant Diseases and Immunology Research Unit

Sharon Durham

   

Virus and Prion Diseases Research Unit

Sandra Avant

       
   

National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment

 
   

Agroecosystems Management Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

   

Soil, Water, and Air Resources Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

       

Kentucky

Bowling Green

Food Animal Environmental Systems Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

 

Lexington

Forage-Animal Production Research Unit

Sandra Avant

       

Michigan

East Lansing

Avian Disease & Oncology Research Unit

Sharon Durham

   

Sugarbeet & Bean Research Unit

Sharon Durham

   

 

 

Minnesota

Morris

Soil Management Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw 

       

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St. Paul

Cereal Disease Research Unit

Sandra Avant

   

Plant Science Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien 

   

Soil & Water Management Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

       

Missouri

Columbia

Biological Control of Insects Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw

   

Cropping Systems & Water Quality Research Unit

Sandra Avant

   

Plant Genetics Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw

       

Ohio

Columbus

Soil Drainage Research Unit

Sharon Durham

       

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Wooster

Application Technology Research Unit

Sharon Durham

   

Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Quality Research Unit

Sharon Durham 

   

 

 

Wisconsin

Madison

Cereal Crops Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

   

U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

Dennis O'Brien

   

Vegetable Crops Research

Dennis O'Brien

   

 


Northeast Area

 
       

Washington, D.C.

 

U.S. National Arboretum

Sharon Durham
   

Floral & Nursery Plants Research Unit

Sharon Durham

       
       
Maryland Beltsville National Agricultural Library Kim Kaplan
       

 

Beltsville

Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center

 
       

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Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center

 

       
   

Diet, Genomics & Immunology Laboratory

Jan Suszkiw

   

Food Components & Health Laboratory

Dennis O'Brien

   

Food Composition & Methods Development Laboratory

Sandra Avant

   

Human Study Unit

Rosalie Bliss

   

Food Surveys Research Group

Rosalie Bliss

   

Nutrient Data Laboratory

Rosalie Bliss

       

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Beltsville Agricultural Research Center

 
   

Animal Biosciences & Biotechnology Laboratory

Rosalie Bliss 

   

Animal Genomics & Improvement Laboratory

Sharon Durham

   

Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory

Rosalie Bliss

   

Bee Research Laboratory

Kim Kaplan

   

Crops Systems & Global Change Laboratory

Sharon Durham

   

Environmental Microbial & Food Safety Laboratory

Rosalie Bliss

   

Food Quality Laboratory

Sharon Durham 

   

Genetic Improvement for Fruits and Vegetables Laboratory (includes Chatsworth, N.J.)

Sharon Durham

   

Hydrology & Remote Sensing

Kim Kaplan

   

Invasive Insect Biocontrol & Behavior Laboratory

Kim Kaplan

   

Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory

Jan Suszkiw

   

National Germplasm Resources Laboratory

Rosalie Bliss

   

Nematology Laboratory

Jan Suszkiw 

   

Soybean Genomics & Improvement Laboratory

Dennis O'Brien

   

Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory


Dennis O'Brien 

   

Sustainable Perennial Crops

Jan Suszkiw

   

Systematic Mycology & Microbiology Lab.

Sharon Durham 

   

Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Jan Suszkiw

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Chestertown (part of Auburn)

Aquatic Animal Health Research Laboratory

Sandra Avant

 

Frederick

Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research

Jan Suszkiw

       

Delaware

Newark

Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Unit

Sharon Durham

       

Massachusetts

Boston

Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging

Rosalie Bliss

       

Maine

Orono

National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center

Sandra Avant

   

New England Plant, Soil & Water Research Unit (part of Ithaca)

Kim Kaplan

       

New York

Geneva

Plant Genetic Resources Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

   

Grape Genetics Resources Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

       
 

Ithaca

Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health

 
       
   

Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research Unit

Kim Kaplan

   

Emerging Pests & Pathogens Unit

Rosalie Bliss

       
 

Orient Point

Plum Island Animal Disease Center

 
       
   

Foreign Animal Disease Research Unit

Sandra Avant

       

Pennsylvania

Wyndmoor

Eastern Regional Research Center

 
       
    Biobased & Other Animal Co-Products Rosalie Bliss
    Core Technologies Research Unit Dennis O'Brien
    Dairy & Functional Foods Research Unit Rosalie Bliss
    Food Safety & Intervention Technologies Research Unit Dennis O'Brien
   

Molecular Characterization of Foodborne Pathogens Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

   

Residue Chemistry & Predictive Microbiology Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

   

Sustainable Biofuels & Co-Products Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

   

 

 

 

University Park

Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw

       
West Virginia

Kearneysville

Appalachian Fruit Research Laboratory

 
       
   

Innovative Fruit Production, Improvement & Protection Research Unit

Sharon Durham

       
 

Leetown

National Center for Cool & Cold Water Aquaculture

Sandra Avant

       
   

 


Pacific West Area

 
       

Arizona

Maricopa

U.S. Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center

 
       
   

Pest Management & Biocontrol Research

Dennis O'Brien

   

Plant Physiology & Genetics Research

Dennis O'Brien

   

Water Management & Conservation Research

Dennis O'Brien

       
 

Tucson

Honey Bee Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw

   

Southwest Watershed Management Research Unit

Sandra Avant

       

California

Albany

Plant Gene Expression Center

Dennis O'Brien

       
   

Western Regional Research Center

 
       
   

Bioproducts Research Unit

Sharon Durham 

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Crop Improvement & Genetics Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

   

Exotic & Invasive Weed Research

Rosalie Bliss

   

Foodborne Toxin Detection & Prevention Research

Sandra Avant 

   

Genomics & Gene Discovery Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

   

Healthy Processed Foods Research Unit

Sandra Avant 

   

Produce Safety & Microbiology Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

       
 

Davis

Crops Pathology & Genetics Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

   

National Clonal Germplasm Repository for Tree Fruit & Nut Crops & Grapes

Rosalie Bliss

       
   

Western Human Nutrition Research Center

 
       
   

Immunity & Disease Prevention Research Unit

Sandra Avant 

   

Obesity & Metabolism Research Unit

Sandra Avant 

       
 

Parlier

San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center

 
       
   

Commodity Protection & Quality Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

   

Crop Diseases, Pests & Genetics Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

   

Water Management Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien 

       
  Riverside

National Clonal Germplasm Repository for Citrus

Sharon Durham

 

 

   
   

U.S. Salinity Laboratory

 
       
   

Contaminant Fate & Transport Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

   

Water Reuse & Remediation Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

       
 

Salinas

Crop Improvement & Production Research Unit

Sharon Durham 

       

Hawaii

Hilo

Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center

 
       
   

Tropical Crop & Commodity Protection Research

Jan Suszkiw

   

Tropical Plant Genetic Resources & Disease Research

Jan Suszkiw

       

Idaho

Aberdeen

Small Grains & Potato Germplasm Research Unit

Sandra Avant 

       
 

Boise

Watershed Management Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw

       
 

Dubois

Range Sheep Production Efficiency Research Unit

Sandra Avant 

       
 

Kimberly

Northwest Irrigation & Soils Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw

       

Nevada

Reno

Great Basin Rangelands Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

       

Oregon

Adams

Soil & Water Conservation Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

       
  Burns

Range & Meadows Forage Management Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw

       

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Corvallis

Forage Seed & Cereal Research Unit

Sharon Durham 

   

Horticultural Crops Research Unit

Sharon Durham

   

National Clonal Germplasm Repository

Sharon Durham

       

Utah

Logan

Forage & Range Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

   

Poisonous Plant Research

Dennis O'Brien

   

Pollinating Insect Biology, Management, Systematics

Jan Suszkiw

       

Washington

     
 

Pullman

Animal Diseases Research

Sandra Avant

   

Grain Legume Genetics Physiology Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw

   

Northwest Sustainable Agroecosystems Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

   

Plant Germplasm Introduction & Testing Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw

   

Root Disease & Biological Control Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw

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Wheat Genetics, Quality, Physiology & Disease Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw 

       
 

Wapato

Temperate Tree Fruit & Vegetable Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw

       
 

Wenatchee

Physiology & Pathology of Tree Fruits Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

       
   

 


Plains Area

 

Colorado

Akron

Central Plains Resources Management. Research Unit

Sharon Durham

       

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Fort Collins

Center for Agricultural Resources Research

 
       
   

Agricultural Systems Research

Rosalie Bliss

   

Soil Management & Sugarbeet Research

Sharon Durham
   

Water Management Research & Systems Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

       
    National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation  
       
   

Plant & Animal Genetic Resources Preservation

Jan Suszkiw

    Plant Germplasm Preservation Research Unit Jan Suszkiw
       

Kansas

Manhattan

Center for Grain and Animal Health Research

 
    Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research Sandra Avant
   

Grain Quality & Structure Research Unit

Sharon Durham

   

Hard Winter Wheat Genetics Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw

   

Stored Product Insect & Engineering Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw

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Montana Miles City Range & Livestock Research Unit Dennis O'Brien
       
 

Sidney

Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory  
   

Agricultural Systems Research Unit

Kim Kaplan

   

Pest Management Research Unit

Kim Kaplan

       

Nebraska

Clay Center

U.S. Meat Animal Research Center

 
   

Genetics, Breeding, & Animal Health Research Unit

Sandra Avant

   

Meat Safety & Quality Research

Sandra Avant 

   

Nutrition & Environmental Management Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw

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Reproduction Research

Jan Suszkiw

       
 

Lincoln

Agroecosystem Management Research Unit

Sandra Avant 

   

Grain, Forage & Bioenergy Research Unit

Sandra Avant 

       

New Mexico

Las Cruces

Cotton Ginning Research

Rosalie Bliss

    Range Management Research Rosalie Bliss
       

North Dakota

Fargo

Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center

 
   

Animal Metabolism-Agricultural Chemicals Research Unit

Kim Kaplan

   

Cereal Crops Research Unit

Sharon Durham 

   

Insect Genetics & Biochemistry Research

Sharon Durham

   

Sunflower & Plant Biology Research Unit

Kim Kaplan

   

Sugarbeet & Potato Research Unit

Kim Kaplan  

       

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Grand Forks

Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center

 
   

Dietary Prevention of Obesity-Related Disease Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

   

Healthy Body Weight Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

       
 

Mandan

Northern Great Plains Research Center

 
   

Natural Resources Management Research

Sandra Avant

       

Oklahoma

El Reno

Grazinglands Research Laboratory  
   

Forage & Livestock Production Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien 

   

Great Plains Agroclimate & Natural Resources Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

       
 

Stillwater

Plant Science & Water Conservation Research Laboratory

 
   

Hydraulic Engineering Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

   

Wheat, Peanut & Other Cereal Crops Research Unit

Sharon Durham

       
 

Woodward

Rangeland & Pasture Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

       

South Dakota

Brookings

Integrated Cropping Systems Research

Sharon Durham 

       

Texas

 

 

 

 

Bushland

Conservation & Production Research Laboratory

 
       

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Livestock Nutrient Management Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

   

Soil & Water Management Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

       
 

College Station

Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center

 
   

Aerial Application Technology Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

   

Insect Control & Cotton Disease Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

   

Crop Germplasm Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien 

   

Food & Feed Safety Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

       
 

Houston

Children's Nutrition Research Center

Jan Suszkiw

       

 

Kerrville

Knipling-Bushland U.S. Livestock Insects Research Laboratory

 
       

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Screwworm Research

Sandra Avant

       
 

Lubbock

Cropping Systems Research Laboratory

 
       
   

Wind Erosion & Water Conservation Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

   

Cotton Production & Processing Research Unit

Sandra Avant

   

Livestock Issues Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw

   

Plant Stress & Germplasm Development Research Unit

Sharon Durham

       
 

Temple

Grassland, Soil & Water Research Laboratory

Dennis O'Brien
       

Wyoming

Cheyenne

Rangeland Resources Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw

       
   

 


Southeast Area

 
       

Alabama

Auburn

Aquatic Animal Health Research Laboratory (Chestertown, MD)

Sandra Avant

   

Soil Dynamics Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

       

Arkansas

Booneville

Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center

Sandra Avant 

       
 

Fayetteville

Poultry Production & Products Safety Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien 

       
  Jonesboro

Delta Water Management Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien 

       
 

Little Rock

Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center

Sandra Avant

   

Delta Obesity Prevention Research Unit

Sandra Avant

       
 

Stuttgart

Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center

Rosalie Bliss

       

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Harry K. Dupree National Aquaculture Research Center

Sandra Avant 

       

Florida

 

 

 

 

Canal Point

Sugarcane Production Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

       
 

Fort Lauderdale

Invasive Plant Research Laboratory

Sharon Durham

       
 

Fort Pierce

U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory

 
       
   

Citrus & Other Subtropical Products Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

   

Subtropical Insects & Horticulture Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

   

Subtropical Plant Pathology Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

       
 

Gainesville

   
   

Center for Medical, Agricultural & Veterinary Entomology

 
       
   

Chemistry Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien 

   

Imported Fire Ant & Household Insects Research Unit

Sandra Avant

 

 

Insect Behavior & Biocontrol Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw

   

Mosquito & Fly Research Unit

Sandra Avant

       
 

Miami

Subtropical Horticulture Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

   

 

 
       

Georgia

Athens

U.S. National Poultry Research Center

 
       

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Bacterial Epidemiology & Antimicrobial Resistance Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

   

Egg Safety & Quality Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

   

Endemic Poultry Viral Diseases Unit

Sandra Avant

   

Exotic & Emerging Avian Viral Diseases

Sandra Avant

   

Poultry Microbiological Safety & Processing Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw

   

Quality & Safety Assessment Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

   

Toxicology & Mycotoxin Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw

       
 

Byron

Fruit & Nut Research Unit

Sharon Durham

       
  Dawson

Peanut Research Unit

Sharon Durham 

       
 

Griffin

Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Research

Kim Kaplan

       

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Tifton

Crop Genetics & Breeding Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

   

Crop Protection & Management Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

   

Southeast Watershed Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien

       

Louisiana

Baton Rouge

Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics & Physiology Research Unit

Kim Kaplan

   

 

 

 

Houma

Sugarcane Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw

       
 

New Orleans

Southern Regional Research Center

 
       

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Commodity Utilization Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw 

   

Cotton Chemistry & Utilization

Rosalie Bliss

   

Cotton Fiber Bioscience Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw

   

Cotton Structure & Quality Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

   

Food & Feed Safety Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

   

Food Processing & Sensory Quality Research Unit

Sandra Avant

       

Mississippi

Mississippi State

Crop Science Research Laboratory

 
   

Corn Host Plant Resistance Research

Sharon Durham

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Genetics & Sustainable Agriculture Research Unit

Sharon Durham 

   

Poultry Research Unit

Sandra Avant

       
 

Oxford

National Sedimentation Laboratory

 
   

Water Quality & Ecology Research

Rosalie Bliss 

   

Watershed Physical Processes Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss 

   

Natural Products Utilization Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

       
 

Poplarville

Southern Horticultural Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw

       
 

Stoneville

Biological Control of Pests Research Unit

Sandra Avant 

   

Cotton Ginning Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

   

Crop Genetics Research Unit

Dennis O'Brien  

   

Crop Production Systems Research

Jan Suszkiw 

   

Genomics & Bioinformatics Research Unit

Jan Suszkiw

   

Warm Water Aquaculture Research Unit

Sandra Avant

       

North Carolina

Raleigh

Food Science Research Unit Sandra Avant
   

Market Quality & Handling Research Unit

Rosalie Bliss

   

Plant Science Research Unit

Sharon Durham

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Soybean & Nitrogen Fixation Research Unit

Sharon Durham

       

Puerto Rico

Mayaguez

Tropical Crops & Germplasm Research

Sharon Durham

       

South Carolina

Charleston

Vegetable Research Unit

Sharon Durham

       
 

Florence

Coastal Plain Soil, Water & Plant Conservation Research Unit

Sharon Durham 

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International Locations

 

Maryland

Beltsville

Office of International Research Programs

Jan Suszkiw

       

Australia

Indooroopilly

Australian Biological Control Laboratory

Sharon Durham

       

China

Beijing

Sino-American Biological Control Laboratory

Dennis O'Brien

       

France

Montpellier

European Biocontrol Research

Jan Suszkiw

       

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