National Agricultural Library (NAL) and Agriculture Network Information Center (AGNIC)

Photo credit: Rex Turgano
Photo credit: Rex Turgano

For all those concerned with agriculture and farming these days, check out treasure troves just waiting to be mined. And you’ll find both right at your fingertips: the National Agricultural Library of the United States (NAL) and Agriculture Network Information Center (AGNIC).

The National Agricultural Library is one of four national libraries of the United States, with locations in Beltsville, Maryland and Washington, D.C. It houses one of the world’s largest and most accessible agricultural information collections and serves as the nexus for a national network of state land-grant and U.S. Department of Agriculture field libraries.

Access NAL’s holdings through AGRICOLA.

Look at the glossary created by NAL, too.

But there’s more. Take a look at AGNIC: HERE you’ll find a list of the participant libraries and other organizations, as well as subjects of interest to just about anybody who likes food.