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Jimmy Carter Plant Materials Center

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Downloadable Brochure on the Jimmy Carter Plant Materials Center (PDF) (338 KB)

2008 Farm Bill Fact Sheet on Plant Materials Program (PDF) (502 KB)

The Jimmy Carter Plant Materials Center (PMC) is part of a national plant materials program operated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

The purpose of the PMC is:

  • assemble, evaluate, and release new plant materials for conservation use
  • determine techniques for their successful use
  • provide for their commercial increase
  • promote the use of plant materials needed to meet the objectives of the National Conservation Program

The PMC serves NRCS field offices, public agencies, commercial seed producers, and the general public in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and parts of Florida and Tennessee. These states present a wide range of climatic and soil conditions and include a total of 13 major land resource areas (MLRAs) representing 120,377,913 acres across the southeastern United States.


We develop and transfer plant materials and plant technology for the conservation of natural resources. In working with a broad range of plant species, including grasses, forbs, trees and shrubs, the program seeks to address priority needs of the field offices and land managers in both the public and private sector. Emphasis is focused on using plants as a healthy way to solve conservation problems and protect ecosystems.

 Directions to PMC (52 KB)




Link to National Plants Database

Link to National Plant Materials Program

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