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Who We Are

The National Animal Nutrition Program (NANP) serves as a forum to identify high-priority animal nutrition issues and provides an integrated and systemic approach to sharing, collecting, assembling, synthesizing, and disseminating science-based information, educational tools, and enabling technologies on animal nutrition that facilitate high-priority research among agricultural species.

The NANP is a National Research Support Project (NRSP-9) that was started in 2010 and is supported by the Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy, the State Agricultural Experiment Stations, and Hatch Funds provided by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture. The NANP, a research support activity, which has been requested by stakeholders, is focused on addressing challenges facing researchers and educators in animal agriculture and filing current voids in the research and academic community and the animal agriculture industry. The mission of the proposed effort is focused on an integrated and systematic approach to sharing collecting, assembling, synthesizing, and disseminating science-based information, educational tools, and enabling technologies on nutrient needs of agricultural animals that will facilitate high priority research across domestic agricultural species – beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, and poultry.