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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Shafer, Steven R
Director
steven.shafer@ars.usda.gov
(301) 504-6591
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Bldg. 003, Rm. 231, BARC-West
Beltsville MD 20705

Mission:
The mission of the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center is to provide the American public with an exceptionally talented, highly interdisciplinary scientific community in the USDA’s largest scientific installation, and leverage these resources to envision, create, and improve knowledge and technologies that enhance the capacity of the nation – and the world – to provide its people with healthy crops and animals; clean and renewable natural resources; sustainable agricultural systems; and agricultural commodities and products that are abundant, high-quality, and safe.

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