Project Description

Department of Agriculture

Within the Department of Agriculture, the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products. The core mission of FAS is to facilitate trade and international cooperation, which are critical to the vitality of the U.S. agricultural sector.

FAS deals with programs designed to build new markets and improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace.

A career with FAS requires strong analytical and leadership skills as well as the ability to work in teams and in a range of different cultural environments. Foreign Service Officers serve as representatives of U.S. agricultural interests and needs abroad. There are approximately 135 Foreign Service officers. Interested? Check out the Guide to the Foreign Service Officer Selection Process.