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Agriculture Research Guide: Organizations/Associations

This is a general guide to finding information on agricultural subjects including crops, soils, forages, farm management, agricultural and biosystems engineering, and sustainable agriculture (SARE).


A short list of organizations and associations relevant to Agriculture.

American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC)

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

CAST - Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
CAST is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization composed of 38 scientific societies and many individual, student, company, nonprofit, and associate society members. The primary work of CAST is the publication of task force reports, commentary papers and issue papers written by scientists from many disciplines. CAST addresses issues of animal sciences, biotechnology, food sciences and agricultural technology, plant and soil sciences, and plant protection sciences with inputs from economists, social scientists, toxicologists or plant pathologists and entomologists, weed scientists, nematologists, and legal experts. Publications List with abstracts - most documents are free pdfs.

Crop Science Society of America

Forage Information System
A comprehensive resource for forage-related topics, including Extension, research, and teaching information.

HarvestChoice generates knowledge products to help guide strategic investments to improve the well-being of poor people in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia through more productive and profitable farming. Products include publications, numeric and GIS datasets on households, markets and production. Includes a Data Rescue Initiative to digitize agricultural census reports and data files from Sub-Saharan Africa.

Irrigation Association

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

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