Formed in 1995, the Agriculture Network Information Collaborative (AgNIC) is a partnership of institutions who voluntarily collaborate in the area of agricultural information and data management.

Mission Statement

Facilitate cooperation among institutions and organizations world-wide that are involved in and committed to the identification, discovery, management, delivery and preservation of information and data related to agriculture, food, and natural resources.


AgNIC Partners participate in a voluntary governance structure led by an Executive Board; board members are elected annually by partner representatives who serve on the Coordinating Committee.

AgNIC’s By-Laws establish the organizational framework, detail membership levels, and list the benefits of joining the partnership.

The National Agricultural Library supports the partnership by providing the AgNIC Secretariat, and contributes an ex-officio Executive Board member.

Statement of Inclusion

AgNIC stands for inclusion and equal treatment regardless of race, ethnicity, color, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political opinion, disability, age, or national origin.