industry personnel about the science of nutrition and the principles of a sound animal nutrition program. Further, CAN reports will continue to be a central component in outreach programs to improve the care of farm animals and companion animals. Extension agents indicate that providing an adequate and balanced diet continues to be a major element of feeding programs where compromises occur in the management and care of animals.
CAN has 70 years of impressive accomplishments and successes. This is truly a record that CAN participants, the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the National Research Council can be proud. The science of nutrition is evolving and expanding in its relevance and importance. Sustainable agriculture, food safety and quality, animal care and well-being, environmental quality, and international trade and development are all areas where the reports from the National Research Council’s CAN have played a vital role. Clearly, CAN reports will continue to be a key element in the efficiency, health, and well-being of animals and humans throughout the world.