SIMRU???s diverse research and scientific staff are involved in many scientific, agricultural and community development activities. Noted scientists and agricultural leaders often visit the Unit, and SIMRU personnel routinely interact with the scientific community at local, national, international meetings. SIMRU employees also involved with various special events and community activities. As a research unit within the USDA ARS, SIMRU values equal employment opportunity and follows all federal laws and regulations for recruitment, hiring, evaluation, promotion, transfer, assignment, training, and benefits for all persons in its workforce. SIMRU encourages applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, physical/mental disability or sexual orientation.