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NASDA-NASS Announce Enumerators of the Year

NASDA-NASS Announce 2016 Enumerators and Supervisors of the Year Fourteen NASDA enumerators and supervisors were honored during the annual NASS Awards for Excellence Program held on December 15, 2016 in Washington, D.C. The NASDA Enumerator of the Year Award recognizes enumerators and supervisors for outstanding efforts which resulted in Agency-wide impact in any of the areas of survey…

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NASS to Gather New Data on Organic Agriculture Production

USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has begun conducting the 2015 Certified Organic Survey to gather up-to-date data on certified organic crops and livestock in the United States. This special survey effort is critical to help determine the economic impact of certified organic agriculture production in the United States.NASS is mailing the survey to all known organic…

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2015 NASDA Enumerators of the Year & NASS Awards for Excellence

As 2015 comes to a close, we pause to acknowledge and celebrate the agency’s accomplishments as well as the outstanding work of NASS staff and NASDA enumerators. We have much to celebrate this year. As you know, a NASS core value is to provide data relevant to agriculture-related trends and issues. Consistent with our commitment to this value, NASS undertook and released the results of…

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NASDA and NASS Express Appreciation to PNI

NASDA’s Charlie Ingram and Elizabeth Rowland visited our partners at Payroll Network, Inc. (PNI) yesterday to recognize Linda Hofmann on behalf of the NASS and NASDA teams. Linda and the PNI team have been managing the NASDA HQ and enumerator payroll for almost 40 years!We thanked Linda for all her great work and service throughout the year, including the assistance she provides to our…

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46th Annual Texas Rice Festival

The 46th annual Texas Rice Festival was held September 30 - October 4, 2015 at the Winnie-Stowell Park in Winnie, Texas. The Texas Rice Festival is an annual harvest celebration held the first weekend of October. The festival was created in 1969 to honor rice farming, which is a major economic contribution to this region of Southeast Texas.NASDA Texas Field Supervisor Cathy Reagan and her…

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NASDA Participates in NASS State Stat Workshop

Colorado Agriculture Commissioner Don Brown and NASDA’s Charlie Ingram participated in the NASS State Statisticians Workshop at the National Operations Center (NOC) in St. Louis, Missouri the week of September 22, 2015.The workshop was designed for the 12 NASS Regional Field Office (RFO) Directors and State Statisticians on a range of crucial topics, including roles and…

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NASDA and NASS Team Visit Oklahoma Data Collection Center

Oklahoma Agriculture Secretary Jim Reece recently hosted NASDA and NASS team members to tour the newly renovated NASS Oklahoma Data Collection Center (DCC) which is housed in the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Oklahoma DCC is one of 5 NASS Data Collection Centers (DCCs) and employs about 60 part-time NASDA phone enumerators who…

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Illinois Hosts Mid-Year Worksop with Awards Ceremony

Illinois recently hosted a Mid-Year Workshop for NASDA enumerators and supervisors. Awards were given for length of service and annual Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards based on employee efficiency and response rates.Created with flickr slideshow.

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2014 Southern Plains Region Supervisor Workshop

The NASS Southern Plains Regional Field Office held a successful Supervisory Workshop on November 18-19, 2014 in Grapevine, Texas. There were 20 NASDA Supervisors from Texas and Oklahoma, along with NASS regional and state staff, who participated in the workshop.The workshop provided a great opportunity for the NASS and NASDA teams to coordinate their management procedures, enhance…