2014 Northeastern Regional Mid-Year Workshop for New England States

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The NASS Northeastern Regional Office held a productive and successful Mid-Year Workshop in Concord, New Hampshire on May 20-21, 2014 for the New England states. More than 30 NASDA supervisors and enumerators from Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut attended the workshop.

NASDA’s Charlie Ingram also participated in the training session. The NASS Team included: NE RFO Deputy Bob McEwen, NH State Statistician Gary Keough, Survey Coordinator Robin Helrich, Heidi Gleich, Sherry Deane, and Julie Donohoe.

One of the highlights of the workshop was an address by New Hampshire Agriculture Commissioner Lorraine Merrill, who emphasized the importance of accurate data to the farm economy and producers. Another highlight was an awards luncheon where Bob McEwen and Charlie Ingram recognized NASDA enumerators for their excellent work in the collection of agricultural data on behalf of NASS. In addition, NASS staff members Robin Helrich and Gary Keough were presented awards commemorating their 35 years of service.

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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