A new partnership between The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Riverside Research includes a renewed commitment to expand information technology supporting statewide, national, and international agriculture development through MarketMaker, a web-based information and communication resource designed to revolutionize the food supply chain, according to program leaders.

Riverside Research, a not-for-profit company chartered to advance scientific research in the public interest and in support of the U.S. government, recently signed a global licensing agreement with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the exclusive rights to MarketMaker.

“MarketMaker helps connect farmers with buyers, said Dr. Marco Palma, AgriLife Extension economist, College Station. “Given the increased consumer interest in local products, we look forward to working and expanding the program in Texas.” 


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