USDA Liaisons serve as key USDA representatives in communities across America. They coordinate with American Indian and Alaskan Native Governments, state and federal partners, land-grant universities, Hispanic-Serving institutions, historically Black colleges and universities, and other strategic partners, connecting them with USDA programs and opportunities.
Click a location on the map above to find the USDA Liaison serving that area or check this USDA Liaison Directory (PDF, 842 KB) for a complete list.
These partnerships support capacity-building initiatives that bolster education and career opportunities for students and faculty through scholarships and fellowships designed to help develop a strong pipeline of talent and collaboration for USDA. Please see the program pages below for information on available opportunities.
Why should we care about agriculture?
The food we eat, the clothes we wear, and the fuel that powers our lives is produced with agriculture. The future of agriculture is reliant on the next generation of innovators, communicators, producers, educators and leaders.