Fellow NADA Members-

3/7/13

I am pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of both the North American Devon Association and the American Devon Cattle Association voted unanimously today to approve a Merger Agreement In Principle.

This approval occurred in separate Board conference calls this morning, and the agreement sets out a general plan and timeline for major focus areas that should result in a Definitive Agreement and final closure to be celebrated at our mutual Fall Event scheduled for September 26th-28th hosted by Charlie and Martha Trantham at Lenoir’s Creek Devon (Canton, NC).

Furthermore, both Boards will convene at a combined Spring meeting to be held at the same location, with a joint Devon Merger Committee working diligently in the interim to set and achieve the necessary steps toward our ultimate goal. While we understand that we have a tremendous amount of work ahead of us, we are excited to be working toward a goal that will create numerous benefits and a unified effort for the Devon breed and breeders. Please check the website frequently for updates, and feel free to let us know your thoughts as we enter this exciting phase in Devon history.

Sincerely,
Greg Hickl
NADA President