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Mission

The mission of the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center is to provide the American public with an exceptionally talented, highly interdisciplinary scientific community in the USDA’s largest scientific installation, and leverage these resources to envision, create, and improve knowledge and technologies that enhance the capacity of the nation – and the world – to provide its people with healthy crops and animals; clean and renewable natural resources; sustainable agricultural systems; and agricultural commodities and products that are abundant, high-quality, and safe.
The Beltsville Agricultural Research Center is located in Beltsville, MD and is part of the NORTHEAST AREA.
The Director is Howard Zhang.
Email: howard.zhang@usda.gov
Phone: 301-504-6591
Fax: 301-504-5521
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Bldg. 003, Rm. 231, BARC-West
Beltsville, MD 20705