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Agricultural Research Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's main in-house scientific research agency. Primary job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day, from field to table.

American Seed Research Foundation
Established in 1959 to encourage research in plant and seed biology and to facilitate the transfer of resulting technology to benefit the seed industry, farmers and consumers on a global basis. The foundation supports public research in plant and seed biology, applied research projects with broad or crop-specific applications, public-private cooperation in seed-related research, and educational opportunities in seed-related sciences.

American Seed Trade Association
Aimed at being an effective voice of action in all matters concerning the development, marketing and free movement of seed, associated products and services throughout the world. ASTA promotes the development of better seed to produce better crops for a better quality of life.

American Society of Agronomy
Dedicated to the development of agriculture enabled by science, in harmony with environmental and human values. The Society supports scientific, educational, and professional activities to enhance communication and technology transfer among agronomists and those in related disciplines on topics of local, regional, national, and international significance.

The Animal and Plant Health inspection Service (APHIS)
The Animal and Plant Health inspection Service (APHIS) is responsible for protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, administering the Animal Welfare Act, and carrying out wildlife damage management activities.

Careers in Agriculture
The following websites are helpful resources for finding jobs in the agriculture industry.
Purdue USDA
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
USAJobs - Department of Agriculture Agency Search

Crop Science Society of America
An educational and scientific organization comprised of more than 4,700 members dedicated to the advancement of crop science. Founded in 1955, the Society is truly international in scope with members in more than 100 countries who are advancing the discipline of crop science by acquiring and disseminating information about crops in relation to seed genetics and plant breeding; crop physiology; crop production, quality and ecology; crop germplasm resources; and environmental quality.

European Seed Association
Formed by the merging of Europes four largest seed organizations as well as individual companies,the association represents the totality of the European seed industry active in research, breeding, production and marketing of seeds.

GMO Answers
GMO Answers is an initiative committed to responding to your questions about how food is grown. Its goal is to make information about biotechnology in food and agriculture easier to access and understand.

International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications
ISAAA is a not-for-profit international organization that shares the benefits of crop biotechnology to various stakeholders, particularly resource-poor farmers in developing countries, through knowledge sharing initiatives and the transfer and delivery of proprietary biotechnology applications.

National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB)
An outreach group, originating as an initiative of the Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee (PBCC), that represents plant breeders in federal, state, commercial and non-government organizations.

Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee (PBCC)
A forum of leadership regarding issues, problems and opportunities of long-term strategic importance to the contribution of plant breeding to national goals.

Plant Breeding and Genomics
Information supporting plant breeders and their staff with the latest findings on breeding and genomics.

PlantBreeding.org
Plantbreeding.org is a non-profit website dedicated to news, events, and discussions regarding plant breeding. It is supported by readers who - when finding something interesting online - submit a brief synopsis and hyperlink(s) to the original stories on the web.

Senators of the Congress
Online directory of the Sentators of the 108th Congress.

Soil Science Society of America
Dedicated to the advancement of soil science thoughout the world. The primary purpose of the Society is to advance the discipline and practice of soil science by acquiring and disseminating information about soils in relation to crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management and recycling, and wise land use.

SoyBase
SoyBase is part of the legume database project coordinated by Randy Shoemaker at Iowa State University and funded by the USDA-ARS Plant Genome Program. For more information about SoyBase, please contact David Grant or Marcia Imsande.

UC Davis – Delphi Study
Plant breeding is currently under stress – the global demand for breeders is greater than the current educational system has been producing. Companies are having difficulty finding well trained plant breeders. To aid this effort, researchers at the University of California, Davis, collected information from over 200 participants, selected globally for their plant breeding expertise. [Click here for the results.]

 

 

   
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