DES MOINES – The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) has recognized the Iowa Avian Influenza Incident Management Team with the James A. Graham Award for Outstanding Service. NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries, and directors of the departments of agriculture in all fifty states and four U.S. territories.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey nominated the Iowa team for the award.
“Staff throughout our Department and from across state government stepped up and help respond to this terrible animal disease outbreak. This award is an opportunity to highlight the hard work and long hours they all put in to the response and thank them for their service. I am extremely proud of the Iowa team and join my colleagues from across the country in congratulating them on receiving this award,” Northey said.
The award was presented at the NASDA annual meeting held in Lincoln, NE September 21st – 24th.