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FAR-B is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the research, educational, and outreach programs at the Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. Its members include talented and dedicated USDA alumni as well as individuals or groups from academia, industry, government, BARC employees and the general public.

BARC is the centerpiece of the Agricultural Research Center (ARS), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It has an international reputation for its cutting-edge research in just about every scientific area and discipline.

FAR-B's goals are: