1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
To carry out cooperative research and to set forth understandings between the
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the North Carolina Agricultural Research
Service (NCARS) for joint projects and co-location of NCARS and/or ARS personnel at research sites and facilities in North Carolina.
1b.Approach (from AD-416):
To conduct research directed at obtaining and maintaining a safe, affordable food
supply in a range of commodities, which include wheat, corn, oats, soybeans,
fermented vegetables, peanuts, sweet potatoes and pickled vegetables. Research
conducted by ARS scientists located in Raleigh NC ranges from evaluation of quality characteristics and crop utilization to providing insights into the function and expression of genes and plant growth responses to the environment.
The objective of this agreement is to allow USDA-ARS graduate students, who are also Federal employees, to maintain intellectual property rights to inventions.