Researchers at Iowa State University and their partners are receiving $7 million in federal funding from the National Science Foundation to support the ARA: Wireless Living Lab for Smart and Connected Rural Communities, a Central Iowa project of the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program. The ARA also received $1 million in financial support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. As part of the study, the ARA will feature a range of wireless technologies with an application focus on precision agriculture, ISU said in a statement. ARA joins PAWR test sites in Salt Lake City, the West Harlem neighborhood of New York City and the Research Triangle region of North Carolina.