"Our core values are to support the nourishment and well-being of all people, sustain our nation’s agroecosystems and natural resources, and ensure the economic competitiveness and excellence of our agriculture." -- ARS Administrator Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young
Improving Our Nation's Livestock
Supporting Our Nation's Health
Protecting Our Nation's Crops
Restoring Our Natural Resources
Turning Food Waste into Healthy Foods
Delivering Scientific Solutions to National and Global Agricultural Challenges
What our Leaders Have to Say
Global leadership in agricultural discoveries through scientific excellence
"We design long-range projects and big-picture initiatives to adjust and enhance agricultural practices, tools, and management for current and future production condition." -- ARS Associate Administrator Dr. Steven Kappes.
Explore our Discoveries
Take a look across the country to see what ARS scientists are doing to enrich our lives
Pacific West Area produces over 400 different types of crops.
Plains Area has the largest land holdings dedicated to range and livestock research in ARS.
Midwest Area has a long history of developing new and improved food and non-food products.
Northeast Area focuses on solving agricultural and human health problems of high national priority.
Southeast Area plays a major role in improving productivity of major commodities.
ARS by the Numbers
Scientific Discoveries - FY2019
Scientific Discoveries Abroad
We're making discoveries all over the world.
Bringing Science to your Home and to the World
ARS Prestigious Award Winners
Was awarded the 2019 National Academy of Sciences Prize in Food and Agriculture SciencesLearn More