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The Research, Education, and Economics Information System (REEIS) is a source of information on the research, education and extension programs, projects and activities of the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its partner institutions in the following areas:

  • Food
  • Agriculture
  • Natural resources

It has been designed to serve all with an interest in research, education and extension efforts performed or financially supported by USDA. The ultimate objective of the system is to enable users to measure the impact and effectiveness of research, extension and education programs.

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), an agency in the Research, Education and Economics (REE) mission area of USDA, developed REEIS. REEIS currently contains data supplied by the following sources:

  • NIFA
  • Forest Service (a USDA agency)
  • National Agricultural Statistics Service
  • Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • National Science Foundation

Information is provided for the following topics:

  • Agricultural research efforts
  • Forestry research efforts
  • Statistics about students, faculty and degrees related to agriculture
  • USDA partner institution snapshots
  • Food and nutrition efforts
  • 4-H programs
  • Agricultural snapshots of each state
  • Internet links to related agencies, institutions, and data bases

REEIS was initially made available in December 2002. The information available through the system was expanded and revised multiple times throughout 2003.

REEIS was developed in response to the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform (FAIR) Act of 1996. The FAIR Act required the development and implementation of a state-of-the-art comprehensive, integrated system for monitoring and evaluating research, education, and extension activities conducted or supported by the USDA.

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