Almost two years ago a talented group of individuals accepted my invitation to work together to develop an innovative integrative approach to address the problem of livestock animal health protection. We were thrilled that our proposal was selected for funding by USDA NIFA. It has been rewarding to see the group evolve into a functional team.
In April 2015, we gathered face-to-face, many of us meeting in person for the first time. When we gathered again in November, the interconnections between project components really began to gel and the team was ready to incorporate feedback from a select group of advisors who attended the meeting. The ADBCAP newsletter is one way we can connect with additional stakeholders and advisors. We look forward to your involvement and input over the next four years. Spanning three time zones and situated in eight states, the project team collaborators come to the table with a wealth of expertise. The intent of this issue of the newsletter is to introduce them to you and help you better understand the goals and objectives of the project.