Admiral William H. McRaven, USN, and Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta
Harden sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Special Operations Command
(USSOCOM) to increase support services for military families at the 2014
Agricultural Outlook Forum on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 in Arlington, VA. The
MOU allows the USDA supported Cooperative Extension System and Land
Grant Universities to work directly with USSOCOM to conduct research
and develop programs for military families of Special Operations Units on
issues such as personal financial management, health and nutrition, child
care and youth empowerment. USDA’s annual Agricultural Outlook Forum
brings together the agricultural community to discuss policy, trade, science,
rural development, and the economic outlook for the coming year. The
Forum also focuses on forestry, health and nutrition issues, and the
changing dynamics and face of rural America. USDA photo by Bob Nichols.