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BARC is the centerpiece of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) - the primary research arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. BARC has an outstanding international reputation for cutting-edge research in many areas of food and agriculture.
FAR-B membership includes USDA alumni, BARC 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 upgrade research equipment and facilities.
Present information and expert testimony to the U.S. Congress and others to enhance funding for BARC.
Present to local students educational programs that focus on outstanding research conducted at BARC.