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Future Farmers of America Careers ConferenceOur outreach activities encompass broad interactions with the general public as well as specific groups.

  • Career Outreach—We provide future scientists and their teachers with career information and exposure to the world of science.
  • Global Outreach in Science—We carry out our scientific mission within a global context through an International Research Program.
  • National Visitor Center—To enable increased public awareness of our research, we offer exhibits, presentations and guided tours of the ARS research center near Washington, D.C.
  • Spanish-Language Access—We provide several resources to increase accessibility of ARS research results and activities to Spanish-speaking people:

ESTME Week—Each year ARS partners with other federal agencies and scientific societies to celebrate "Excellence in Science, Technology and Math Education." ESTME week is designed to bring students face-to-face with the opportunity to discover and explore their world through math and science learning.

ARS offices, employees and locations around the country also reach out to students, educators, and the general public, including underserved groups, to help them learn more about agricultural research and how it affects their lives every day. Activities include:

  • Exhibiting at conferences, state fairs, farm shows, and public field days
  • Participating in career fairs
  • Participating in local adopt-a-school programs
  • Sponsoring onsite student seminars and teacher workshops
  • Providing worksite tours and school field trips
  • Judging at science fairs and speaking at school functions and public events
  • Participating in tutoring, mentoring and shadow programs
  • Providing materials for teacher training and ag education events
  • Working with other agencies and organizations on events and programs to improve agricultural literacy

To find an ARS lab in your area, check the map. You can also contact Outreach@ARS for assistance and information.

Outreach Links at Other USDA Offices
  Community Food Security
  Food and Nutrition Summer Institute
  Higher Education and Multicultural Programs
  Nutrition Assistance Programs
  Office of Outreach
  Outreach Partnerships
  Small Business Outreach
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