Project SummaryThe Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) requests funding tocontinue development of an effective and robust drug residue prevention program. Over thepast three years, VDACS? work with FDA has led to greater awareness of drug residues inanimal products among veterinarians and animal producers in Virginia. The cooperativeagreement funding will be utilized to expand and enhance that awareness through outreach withindustry and livestock markets, allowing direct interaction with producers. Additionally, fundingwill be used to target education and outreach through on-site assessments and best practicevisits with residue violators identified by FDA. VDACS staff will conduct education outreachactivities and develop materials to enhance producer knowledge of proper drug use,management of treated animals and compliance with extra-label drug use regulations.