NASA, Agriculture Department to Forge Research Alliance

research and development RDNASA and the Agriculture Department are set to ink an interagency research agreement on Earth science and agriculture.

The partnership is meant to establish a collaboration framework in Earth science research, technology, agricultural management and agricultural application of science data, models and technology, NASA said Monday.

NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman and USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden will hold a media briefing on Thursday at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, after they sign the agreement.

Both agencies intend for the alliance to jointly work on education and communication activities and promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers among the youth.

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