Rural Information Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture - RIC

Organization URL(s)

Other Contact Information

National Agricultural Library 10301 Baltimore Avenue, Room 123
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351
1-800-633-7701 (Voice - Toll-free)
301-504-5181 (FAX)


The Rural Information Center (RIC) assists local communities by providing information and referral services to local, tribal, state, and federal government officials; community organizations; libraries; businesses; and citizens working to maintain the vitality of America's rural areas. RIC staff provide customized information products to specific inquiries including assistance in economic revitalization issues; local government planning projects; funding sources; technical assistance programs; research studies; and other related issues.

Online Resources

Print Resources

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Review Date

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012