Project Number: 6209-31630-003-34
Start Date: Jun 08, 2012
End Date: May 31, 2017
1. Provide framework for the formation of multi-disciplinary teams of faculty from member institutions, agencies, industry, and professional organizations. 2. Create opportunities for developing federal or state legislative initiatives that will help establish Centers of Excellence, among member institutions. 3. Provide an effective mechanism for: (a) Identifying consensus priorities based on dairy industry inputs utilizing a broad-based Industry Advisory Committee; (b) Establishing multi-disciplinary faculty teams to address industry's identified problems and issues through collaborative research, education, extension, and service programs; (c) Implementing and evaluating collaborative research, education, extension, and service programs; (d) Enabling partnering institutions and agencies to work together in maximizing efficiency and realizing scientific and programmatic synergies; (e) Providing coordinated and enhanced undergraduate and graduate training programs; and (f) Providing extension and continuing education programs related to the dairy industry in identified priority areas.