United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)--A Treasure Trove of Information

The USDA provides an enormous array of information on its core site, through the Economic Research Service (ERS), the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and Education and Outreach.

CSES, HORT, AECT, PLPA, HESC Agriculture Librarian

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Necia Parker Gibson
Mullins Library 220N

Email is the best way to contact me. neciap@uark.edu

I've set my office phone to forward to my cell phone. We'll see how that works.

I'm working from home starting 3/16/2020 until further notice. Email or use the text number below. If you want me, particularly, ask for me.

Text a librarian: 479-385-0803

For students, faculty, and staff I will:
Answer your questions via email, phone or Skype or Facetime (until we are back to face to face).
Recommend databases for your topic.
Meet individually to work out your topic or discuss research strategies.

For faculty, I will:
Provide in-person library instruction tailored to your class, or tailored research guides to your class, with some lead time.

Meet with your students individually or in small groups.
Track down tricky citations. Purchase books and other materials, as funds allow.

I do consultations via email, Skype or Facetime (as well as face to face, when we can again).
Email me for an appointment.

Crop Statistics: An Example

Doing a search to find a particular specific fact may not be as easy as one would wish. Here's an example of how to find how many acres of cucumbers were planted and harvested for pickles (with a bow in the direction of Altus, Arkansas' pickle capital).screen capture of NASS page, showing where to start to search for stats on crops and plants

Then pick Crops from the first menu under Statistics by Subject:

crops under statistics by subject

Choose Vegetables, then Cucumbers, from the menus, and you'll get a list of data items that you can choose from. Mark the ones you want, then click continue.

choose vegetables, then cucumbers, from the menus