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Digging into USDA Research History: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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Are you a history buff with a passion for agriculture? Do you often search for the evidence behind agricultural developments? Join us to learn more about the history of USDA research contributions by participating in a Wikipedia edit-a-thon!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS), The National Archives, and Wikimedia DC invite Wikipedians of all levels of experience to participate in this historical research Edit-a-thon. Topics will include USDA research discoveries and developments, the progression and advancement of USDA research centers, the evolution of technology development for agricultural research, and highlights of notable research contributions.

During the event, participants will have the opportunity to hear from and meet with influential historians within USDA, librarians, and data science experts. They will also learn more about resources available through ARS and its National Agricultural Library.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Photo ID and laptops are required. Please bring your own. Wikimedia DC has two laptops to loan. Reserve one by emailing info@wikimediadc.org.

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