The Hillsborough County Economic Development Department’s mission is to realize greater economic prosperity for residents and businesses through the facilitation of and active engagement in activities that result in productive, inclusive and sustainable growth and improvement.
The mission of the Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society (MESAS) is to to explore, develop and promote agricultural systems and practices that allow Maine farmers to retain a greater share of consumer expenditures for farm products. This is accomplished by developing methods to reduce the need for purchased inputs and by adding value to farm production.
The Oklahoma Department of Commerce is the primary economic development entity in the state. Our mission: To create and deliver high-impact solutions that lead to prosperous lives and communities for all Oklahomans.
Today agricultural research has a direct impact on nearly all aspects of modern life. Scientists at the Agricultural Research Service ( ARS) not only study crops and livestock to improve both quality and quantity but they devise new ways of using those crops to add value, increase exports, improve human health, and protect the environment. We in ARS, like all Americans, are very concerned about safe and nutritious food. We study the bugs that cause food-borne illness and find ways to reduce or eliminate the unwanted pests from the food supply.
The Beltsville Area consists of ARS programs at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in Beltsville, Md.; the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington D.C.; and worksites in Chatsworth, N.J.; Presque Isle, Maine; and McMinnville, Tenn. BARC is the largest and most diversified agricultural research complex in the world. Beltsville's record of accomplishments and ongoing programs has made it a world leader in agriculture research. Its international reputation attracts thousands of visitors each year from the United States and abroad.
The North Atlantic Area of the Agricultural Research Service encompasses twelve research locations from Maine to West Virginia. The Area Director provides executive leadership of the Area's scientific program and management of personnel and infrastructure required by the program.
ARS conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority and provide information access and dissemination to ensure high-quality, safe food, and other agricultural products; assess the nutritional needs of Americans; sustain a competitive agricultural economy; enhance the natural resource base and the environment; and provide economic opportunities for rural citizens, communities, and society as a whole.
The Pacific West Area (PWA) is one of eight ARS Areas located in the major farm and rangeland ecosystems throughout the United States and overseas. The PWA consists of 26 research locations and work sites distributed among eight states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Of about 1,300 employees in the PWA, one-fourth are scientists and engineers; the rest provide critical support.
The Mission of the Southeast Area is to support and direct quality research programs that solve the problems of our customers and stakeholders in the most efficient and effective way possible. We do this by: