On Monday, June 14 at 2:00PM, U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) will join officials from the Prince George’s County Africa Trade Office, Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS), as they enter into a formal agreement to develop new solutions to agricultural, climate, and environmental challenges in world markets, particularly Africa. The partnership also will promote research of agricultural products in ways that bring jobs to Maryland, assist developing nations in Africa, and encourage international trade.
Previous ARS cooperative agreements have created jobs and business opportunities, in Maryland and other states, by identifying technologies that improve on a variety of agricultural products and systems.
WHAT: Signing of Research Agreement between Prince George’s County Africa Trade Office and the USDA Agricultural Research Service
WHO: Senator Benjamin L. Cardin
Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Patrick Dean Coleman
Ambassadors to the U.S. from Cameroon, Angola and Benin
USDA Agricultural Research Service
Prince George’s County Africa Trade Office
WHEN: Monday, June 14, 2010 at 2:00 PM ET
WHERE: Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, USDA
Agricultural Research Service - Building 005, Room 021 ***
10300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD
***MEDIA SHOULD CHECK IN AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE BEFORE PROCEEDING TO BUILDING 005***