National Rural Development
Partnership - brings together federal, state, local, and tribal
governments, as well as the private sector, for profit and
non-profit sectors, to work in partnership for the improvement of
rural America's communities.
USDA CSREES - The Cooperative
State Research, Education, and Extension Service provides the focus
to advance a global system of research, extension, and higher education
in the food and agricultural sciences and related environmental
and human sciences to benefit people, communities, and the Nation.
USDA Economic Research Service
- provides economic analysis on efficiency, efficacy, and equity
issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural
development to improve public and private decisionmaking.
USDA Farm Service Agency
- ensures the well-being of American agriculture, the environment
and the American public through efficient and equitable farm programs.
USDA Forest Service - achieves
quality land management under the sustainable multiple-use management
concept to meet the diverse needs of the people.
USDA Forest Service Forest Products
Laboratory - serves the public as the nation's leading wood
research institute. Research concentrates on pulp and paper
products, housing and structural uses of wood, wood preservation,
wood and fungi identification.
USDA National Agricultural Library
- is one one four national libraries in the United States.
It is a major international source for agriculture and related information.
USDA National Agricultural
Library Rural Information Center - provides information and
USDA National Agroforestry Center
- accelerates the development and application of agroforestry technologies
to attain more economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable
USDA Natural Resources Conservation
Service - works in partnership with the American people to conserve
and sustain natural resources.
USDA Reforestation, Nurseries,
and Genetic Resources Program - provides technical information
on how-to grow seedlings, and links to other organizations and individuals
with similar interests.
Service Center for Urban Forest Research - ecoSmart is a Web-based
software program designed to evaluate the economic trade-offs between
different landscape practices on residential parcels.