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2012 Oregon CAPI Training & ARMS II Workshop

The NASS Oregon Field Office held two successful workshops in Portland, Oregon the week of October 15—a CAPI (Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing) Training Workshop on October 15-16 and training to prepare for the Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) on October 16-17.There were 7 NASDA Supervisors and more than 25 Enumerators who attended the workshops. NASDA’s NASS…

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2013 Tennessee CAPI Training Workshop

The NASS Tennessee Field Office held a successful CAPI (Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing) Training Workshop on February 20-22, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.With CAPI, NASDA enumerators use Apple’s new iPad as the data entry device to display NASS survey questionnaires and enter survey data during their visits with agricultural producers. In 2011, NASDA enumerators in 16 states…

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2012 Colorado CAPI Training Workshop

The NASS Colorado Field Office held a successful CAPI (Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing) Training Workshop on November 1-2, 2012 in Loveland, Colorado.There were 6 NASDA Supervisors and about 25 Enumerators who attended the workshop. NASDA’s NASS Program Director Charlie Ingram participated one day of the session. Leading the CAPI training team from NASS HQ were Pam Hird and…

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2012 Wyoming Supervisor Meeting & Enumerator Training Workshop

The NASS Wyoming Field Office was very busy the week of October 29, 2012 and held several training sessions—survey training for office/phone enumerators, management meetings with NASDA Field and Office Supervisors, and CAPI iPad training.NASDA’s NASS Program Director Charlie Ingram participated in the sessions. The NASS Team included Wyoming FO Director Todd Ballard, Deputy Steve…

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2013 NASS National ARMS III Workshop

NASS held a productive and successful Workshop on January 15-18, 2013 at the agency’s National Operations Center (NOC) in St. Louis, Missouri to prepare for the ARMS III (Agricultural Resource Management Survey).ARMS is one of the most important and extensive NASS surveys which provides detailed financial, economic and resource data on U.S. agriculture. Just about every federal policy…

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NASDA Releases New NASDA-NASS Website

NASDA is pleased to announce the release of its new website, designed with a new look and much improved user experience. The site features several upgrades to enhance the operations of the NASDA-NASS partnership, including:Quick access to the site through the custom URLPersonnel Resources section to host forms, references, and handbooksExpanded capabilities to aggregate…

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NASDA-NASS Program Names 2012 Enumerators and Supervisors of the Year

Field Enumerator Marilynn Hart (CA) For demonstrating superior NASDA field enumeration and providing high quality of work, attention to detail, and no-nonsense leadership skills that have set her apart from other enumerators. Penny Hickman (ID): Penny completed various surveys maintaining a professional, positive attitude, converting refusals, and cajoling negative producers. Her…

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2012 Virginia Supervisor Workshop

The NASS Virginia Field Office held a successful Supervisory Workshop on September 26-27, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia.The NASDA Field Supervisors who participating in the workshop were: Minnie Smith, Linda Lee Wilkes, Cora Smith, Roger Canfield and Gary Andrashko. The NASS team who participated were: Director Herman Ellison, Deputy Kevin Harding, NASDA Coordinator Quonda Fayorsey, and Ag…

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2012 CEAP Workshop for Iowa and Minnesota

NASS and the Iowa and Minnesota Field Offices held a special survey training workshop on September 17-20, 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa to prepare for the National Resources Inventory (NRI)-Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP). This survey will collect information from agricultural producers in the Des Moines River Basin in the two states about farming and conservation practices on…