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The Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center is the centerpiece of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) - the primary research arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Beltsville Research Center has an outstanding international reputation for cutting-edge research in many areas of food and agriculture.
FAR-B membership includes USDA alumni, Beltsville employees, individuals or groups from academia, industry, or government, and the general public.
Organize, sponsor and finance major symposia, field days, and scientific seminars.
Generate funds to support student internships, scientific travel, and upgrade research equipment and facilities.
Present information and expert testimony to the U.S. Congress and others to enhance funding for the Research Center.
Present to local students educational programs that focus on outstanding research conducted at Beltsville.