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Events

The National Agricultural Library (NAL) hosts special events both virtually and at the library.

APR 2024

May 2024

Jun - Jul 2024

Aug - Sep 2024

Past Events

  • Stakeholder Listening Sessions Regarding Increasing Public Access to the Results of USDA-funded Research (2023)

    USDA held two listening sessions seeking public input on its plans for enhancing policy, infrastructure, and outreach to make result of the research it funds more readily available and accessible by the public.

  • Transdisciplinary Approaches Webinar Series (2023-2024)

    Webinar series highlighting opportunities and challenges of transdisciplinary approaches within agricultural research.

    • August 2023: What They Are and Why They’re Important
    • December 2023: The Science of Team Science
    • March 2024: Lessons Learned from Teams Using Transdisciplinary Approaches
  • Zea mays L. | Maize | Corn: Its Science, Culture, and Cuisine (2022)

    NAL hosted a three-part webinar series that highlighted global food staples and the intersections of global cuisines with USDA research, social sciences, and history. The series focused  on maize and corn and its past, present, and future role in food, culture, and society. Key areas of focus for the series was sustainability, environmental justice, social justice, and nutrition security. 

  • Wheat! A 3-Part Webinar Series (2021)

    The National Agricultural Library hosted a three-part webinar series exploring the intersection between food, agriculture, and society, as a bridge to learning about world cultures. 

  • Rice! An Exploration of Cultural Expression with Scholars and Chefs (2020)

    NAL hosted a three-part webinar series in July 2020 that explored the intersection between food and culture, as a bridge to learning about world cultures. Review the agenda and find readings and recipes selected for this event

  • Soils in the Classroom - Unearthed (2015)

    On August 19, 2015, NAL hosted an event to celebrate the donation of an “antique” soil samples collection that was tucked away in a classroom cabinet and recently discovered by a science teacher in New Jersey. Discover soils in the Library's collection.