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November 2, 2003, marks the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of
the Agricultural Research Service. Although the Agricultural Research
Service (ARS) can trace its heritage back to the early 19th Century seed
collection efforts of the U.S. Patent Office, as an agency ARS is only
50 years old.
Various events will unfold throughout the year following a kick-off celebration
on November 3, 2003. On that day, ARS locations will mark the 50th Anniversary
with local events.
This website is designed to convey information about the ARS anniversary
and provide resources for use throughout the year.
Come back and check the site frequently as events unfold!