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AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) -

AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) is a bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library and its cooperators. Production of these records in electronic form began in 1970, but the database covers materials in all formats, including printed works from the 15th century. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences.

Ag-Related Web Sites -

Large directory of agriculture-related sites.

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC) -

The Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC) is one of several topic-oriented information centers at the National Agricultural Library (NAL). The Library, located in Beltsville, Maryland, is the foremost agricultural library in the world, and is one of four U.S. national libraries along with the Library of Congress, the National Library of Medicine, and the National Library of Education. AFSIC is supported, in part, by USDA's Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program.
AFSIC specializes in locating and accessing information related to alternative cropping systems including sustainable, organic, low-input, biodynamic, and regenerative agriculture. AFSIC also focuses on alternative crops, new uses for traditional crops, and crops grown for industrial production.

ATTRA - Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas -

ATTRA - Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas - is the national sustainable farming information center operated by the private nonprofit National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). ATTRA provides technical assistance to farmers, Extension agents, market gardeners, agricultural researchers, and other ag professionals in all 50 states.

CAB Database of Plant Sciences -

CAB International's extensive Plant Sciences activities cover all plant species of economic importance and all aspects of the crop production process in relation to yield and quality. Specific topics covered include taxonomy and genetic resources, plant breeding and genetics, agronomy, horticulture, plant physiology, botany and biochemistry, agricultural engineering and on-farm processes, and environmental issues.

CAFF - Community Alliance with Family Farmers -

Founded in 1978, the Community Alliance with Family Farmers is a nonprofit member-activist organization. CAFF political and educational campaigns are building a movement of rural and urban people who foster family-scale agriculture that cares for the land, sustains local economies, and promotes social justice. Members are urbanites, farmers, environmentalists, rural activists, students, and anyone concerned with the social and environmental dimensions of agriculture.

Center for New Crops and Plant Products - Purdue University -

The Web site of the Center for New Crops & Plant Products, at Purdue University. NewCROP provides windows to new and specialty crop profiles.

Farm and Ranch Business Center -

A collection of vital Agricultural information. Linsk to commodity markets, commodity charts, crop reports, fruit and vegetable prices and reports, livestock reports, USDA NASS graphics, news and weather -- from local, regional and world sources.


GRIN taxonomic data provide the structure and nomenclature for the accessions of the National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS). Many plants (37,000 taxa, 14,000 genera) are included in GRIN taxonomy, especially economic plants.

Growing for the Medicinal Herb Market Selected Sources and Resources -

Compiled and annotated by Suzanne DeMuth and Mary Gold
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
National Agricultural Library, ARS, USDA

Herb Growing and Marketing Network -

Herb Growing & Marketing Network is the largest trade association specifically for the herb industry with around 2000 members. As an information service for their members, they offer herbal resources for people going into business, such as: conferences, Herbal Green Pages, crop shop listing, herbal press-publications, schools, events, seed sources, etc.

Herb Research Foundation A-SNAPP Resources -

Herb Society of America -

The Herb Society of America was founded in 1933 for the purpose of furthering the knowledge and use of herbs, and for contributing the results of the experience and research of its members to the records of horticulture, science, literature, history, the arts and economics.

The Society is concerned with the cultivation of herbs and with the study of their history and their uses, both past and present. The Society is committed to protecting our global environment for the health and well-being of humankind and all growing things, and encourages gardeners to practice environmentally sound horticulture. - Horticultural Databases, Floras and Herbaria -

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) -

The federation's main function is coordinating the network of the organic movement around the world. IFOAM is a democratic federation and grassroot oriented. Major activities within IFOAM are carried out by their World Board of Directors, various committees and task forces.

The Lloyd Library -

The Lloyd Library is a world class research institution that collects, preserves, and provides access for scholars and educators to published and archival materials in the areas of botany, pharmacy and complimentary medicines, and horticulture. Its outreach programs promote and encourage scholarly investigation and education based on its collection and the areas of knowledge represented in its collection areas.


The NAPRALERT File (NAtural PRoducts ALERT) contains bibliographic and factual data on natural products, including information on the pharmacology, biological activity, taxonomic distribution, ethno-medicine and chemistry of plant, microbial, and animal (including marine) extracts. In addition, the file contains data on the chemistry and pharmacology of secondary metabolites that are derived from natural sources and that have known structure.

NC State University Production & Marketing Information Website -

Information on culinary and aromatic herbs, medicinal herbs, pyrethrum, ramps, vegetables, organics, and other specialty crops

Ohio State University Plant Dictionary -

Plant Dictionary is an indexed system of teaching resources for the discipline of Horticulture and Crop Science.

Organic Farmers Marketing Association - -

The purpose of this site is to help promote organic growing methods and the people, farms and growers who use them!

PLANTS Database - USDA -

The PLANTS Database includes names, checklists, automated tools, identification information, species abstracts, distributional data, crop information, plant symbols, plant growth data, plant materials information, plant links, references, and other plant information.


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