42 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 298 — 2019 DWG realized a need for ongoing conversations around the diverse makeup and management of agriculture data. The DWG initially wanted to capitalize on existing studies by agriculture researchers, attempting to mine data from the Ithaka S&R interview transcripts on agriculture data publishing venues.7 Unfortunately, the varied institutional review board contracts from the 19 participating universities made this effort overly cumbersome. During the mining process, however, the National Agricultural Library (NAL) reviewed both the repositories that accept agricultural data, and agricultural journals’ data- sharing policies, to determine whether there was an obvious home for agriculture data.8 NAL found that while many sub- disciplinary repositories exist for agriculture data, there was not one clear, all-encompassing, agriculture data repository. The DWG hopes that NAL’s Ag Data Commons can become this repository, as it is already cataloging all USDA-funded data and accepting extramurally funded USDA data into its repository. Currently, Ag Data Commons also considers accepting agriculture data funded externally by state offices and other sources on a case-by-case basis. Ag Data Commons aims to “foster innovative data re-use, integration, and visualization to support bigger, better science and policy ” and the DWG’s support for Ag Data Commons includes outreach to university faculty about its webinar series and policies for data inclusion and submission—all in an effort to build Ag Data Commons content, educate researchers, and facilitate data sharing. In late 2017, DWG members from the University of Maryland created a survey to understand the data management practices of diverse and Ag Data Commons aims to “foster innovative data re-use, integration, and visualization to support bigger, better science and policy ” and the DWG’s support for Ag Data Commons includes outreach to university faculty about its webinar series and policies for data inclusion and submission.