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The Future of Science Starts Here

What's New

New experiment: Yeast are one of the most important ingredients in bread. Let’s find out how this special fungus helps us make bread.

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Is hemp the plant of the future? See if this crop, that has been around for thousands of years, will find its place in the US agricultural market place.

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Photo of the Month

Say goodbye to summer and mouth-watering peaches and blackberries! Learn more about ARS's important work on peaches and blackberries. (Photo by Peggy Greb)

It's That Time of Year!

Hey Teachers! We know you are working on lesson plans and group activities for your students. Visit our educational resources to find cool projects, downloadable factsheets, games and more.

Map of the United States with green dots indicating an ARS research location. The image links to a  ArcGIS map with information about ARS research locations.

Click the map to start exploring!

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Be an Ag Scientist

Learn about our young, brilliant scientists, and how to join the ARS team!

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Cool Mobile Apps

Find out what type of soil is in your backyard, or what climate zone you live in for planting

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Educational Resources

Check out our factsheets and science projects which can be printed out for use at school or at home.

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Image Library

Like cool photos? Check out our photo gallery where you'll find a few of our favorite things!

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Spotted lanternfly winged adult and 4th instar nymphs.
"Luring" Videos

Fighting pests, making environmental advances, creating new foods, we do it all at ARS.

A woman in a blue shirt pouring a pink smoothie from a blender into a glass. Links to the Nutrition Corner page.
Nutrition Corner

Get answers to nutrition questions, discover new tools, try new recipes and more.

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Podcast Central

Check out our new podcast series to learn which ARS research products may be sitting in your shopping cart.

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Growing Food in Space

Growing Food in Space

An astronaut sitting on a crate on the lunar surface, holding up a smartphone recording the sun as it starts to rise over the earth