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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Memorandum of Understanding between Department of Energy and United States Department of Agriculture

Location: Water Management Research

Project Number: 2034-13000-012-02-M
Project Type: Memorandum of Understanding

Start Date: Jul 24, 2013
End Date: Jul 23, 2018

· To create and maintain cooperative working relationships to strengthen technology transfer for agricultural needs · To support the SC2 economic development initiative in Fresno, California and other regional initiatives · To create regular communications between scientists at DOE and ARS that focus on technology transfer · To focus on water management challenges faced by our stakeholders · To collaborate on solutions for challenges faced by water managers · To enhance and expedite commercialization of products from the two laboratories · To support the development of new agricultural technology businesses · To serve as a catalyst for development and deployment of agricultural technology · To support the broadband infrastructure and other infrastructure needed by agriculture technology · To collaborate with other research institutions as appropriate that wish to join this MOU by addendum subject to approval of the three Parties

Working together to support renewed economic growth through innovation in the food and agricultural sector in Fresno, California, the San Joaquin Valley, and throughout California. Working together to support the SC2 initiative in Fresno and other regional initiatives in California. Collaboration between the DOE and USDA ARS is an opportunity to leverage two of California’s core strengths, technology and agriculture, towards greater agricultural innovation, productivity, and development of an agriculture technology economic cluster centered on the heart of California agriculture, Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley.

Last Modified: 10/17/2017
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