The NASS Northern Plains Regional Office held a successful Mid-Year Workshop in Bismarck, North Dakota on April 28-May1, 2014 to prepare for the June Area Survey.
There were almost 50 NASDA Supervisors and Enumerators from North Dakota who attended the workshop. NASDA’s NASS Program Director Charlie Ingram participated in the training sessions. The NASS Northern Plains Regional Team included RFO Deputy Director Patrick Boyle, ND State Statistician Darin Jantzi, ND Survey Coordinator Kara Hagemeister, Ag Stat Brian Hellman, Ag Stat Randy Ingerson, and At Stat Kate Vetter.
A highlight of the workshop was an address by North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. He emphasized the important role NASDA enumerators play in the collection of data from farmers on behalf of NASS and thanked them for their good work. Goehring noted that 50 different commodities are grown in the state and accurate data and information helps producers, farm organizations, suppliers and others make good decisions and use resources wisely.
The June Area Survey is a key step in assessing 2014 agricultural production in the states. The survey asks for information on crops and livestock and on the characteristics of the farms producing those items. To learn more about the importance of the June Area Survey and other NASS surveys and reports, visit the NASS website at: www.nass.usda.gov.
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