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Welcome to the Rural Information Center Online Reference Service. On our Web site you can find links to various Internet resources to help you with your research. If you do not find what you need and require further assistance, please complete the Ask a Question form. A valid e-mail address is required for a response. Questions are forwarded to a staff Librarian.

The large variety of challenges faced by rural areas prevent us from maintaining detailed information on all aspects of rural life. For additional help, please consult the following resources for:



*Please note that we do not provide funding, but can help you find organizations that do provide funding opportunities.


If you have a general agricultural related question, please contact NAL's reference staff for assistance with the email: AgRefQuestion@libraryresearch.info


You may also Ask a Question via the following:


In person: Rural Information Specialists are available Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., at the National Agricultural Library (NAL).

  • By e-mail: Ask a Question form
  • By phone: 1-800-633-7701
  • By fax: 301-504-5181
  • By post mail:
    Rural Information Center
    National Agricultural Library
    10301 Baltimore Avenue, Room 123
    Beltsville, MD 20705-2351



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