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 Luncheon Meetings are 
 from September to May, 
 11 am Networking,
 
Meal/Speaker 11:50 am -  1:30 pm

 Member Services

 

Join us on Tuesday, April 11, 2017  
Monthly Luncheon Meeting & Professional Development 

U.S. Department of Agriculture 
National Agricultural Statistics Service
in St. Louis
 
See special security instructions below 
or click to download

10 am - Tours Begin
11 am - Networking  
11:55 am - Welcome, Introductions & Meal 
12:40 pm - Presentation 
1:30 pm - Program Ends
1:30 pm - 2 pm - Networking & Tours
U.S. Department of Agriculture Facility
National Agricultural Statistics Service
9700 Page Avenue, Suite 400
St. Louis, MO 63132  Directions
  
RSVP to reservations@stlouisagclub.org 
and pay 
online (lower left side of homepage)
Complimentary parking in the USDA parking lot.   
Sponsor: 
Interested in sponsoring, reply to this email.
$300 fee, five minutes of comments, 2 complimentary registrations, 
space and table for display, and brochures at each table.
Presentation:
Ever wonder why NASS surveys are important and are you concerned about the privacy of the information shared with NASS? 

NASS Senior Executive will be speaking to these topics: 
Who is the National Ag Statistics Service (NASS) and what do they do?  Why are NASS surveys important?
Why does NASS need this information? 
How is farmer information protected?
How NASS/USDA survey results ensure a healthy U.S. ag sector?  

Joe Prusacki is the Director of NASS's National Operations Division in St. Louis, MO. He grew up on a small crop and hog farm in Perry County, Illinois. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agribusiness-Economics from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, as well as an M.S. in Applied Statistics from Purdue University.  Prusacki began his NASS career in 1984, working in the field office in Tennessee and then Indiana. In 1992, he transferred to Washington, where he held several positions at NASS headquarters, working on a wide range of surveys as well as the Census of Agriculture. In 2004, he was named chief of the NASS Crops Branch. In this capacity, he served as a permanent member of the Agriculture Statistics Board and was responsible for the NASS crop statistics estimation program, which includes major reports such as the monthly and annual Crop Production, quarterly Grain Stocks, Prospective Plantings and Acreage. His duties included presenting the monthly Crop Production report briefings to the Secretary of Agriculture.
In 2006, Prusacki transferred to Des Moines to become director of NASS's Iowa Field Office. He returned to Washington in April 2008 to join NASS's Senior Executive Service team as Statistics Division Director. During his tenure in that position, ProFarmer magazine named Prusacki their 2010 Ag Person of the Year. In March 2014, Prusacki became the Director of NASS's National Operations Division.
 
The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts hundreds of surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture. Production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, farm finances, chemical use, and changes in the demographics of U.S. producers are only a few examples.
NASS is committed to providing timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture. To uphold our continuing commitment, NASS will:
  • Report the facts on American agriculture, facts needed by people working in and depending upon U.S. agriculture.
  • Provide objective and unbiased statistics on a preannounced schedule that is fair and impartial to all market participants.
  • Conduct the Census of Agriculture every five years, providing the only source of consistent, comparable, and detailed agricultural data for every county in America.
  • Serve the needs of our data users and customers at a local level through our network of State field offices and our cooperative relationship with universities and State Departments of Agriculture.
  • Safeguard the privacy of farmers, ranchers, and other data providers, with a guarantee that confidentiality and data security continue to be our top priorities.
 Special Instructions:
1. After approaching the building from the back entrance (1655 Woodson Road, then West
    on Dog Park Lane) you will eventually cross a set of railroad tracks and stop at a Guard
    Station (see map).
2. You will need to provide a photo ID and let the guard know that you are with the 
    St. Louis Agri-Business Club.
3. If your name is NOT on the RSVP list, the guard will have to call Dean Dittmar to verify
    that you are with the club.
4. The guards will do a quick exterior search of your car and then allow you through.
5. Please park in the Southwest parking lot indicated on the map.
6. Enter the Prevedel Federal Building from the west, corner entrance (see map).
7. Provide a phot ID to the guards, then proceed through screening similar to screening 
    at an airport terminal.
8. We will have NASS personnel on hand to then escort you to room 512, where the
    meeting will commence.
Location
  U.S. Department of Agriculture Facility
National Agricultural Statistics Service
9700 Page Avenue, Suite 400
St. Louis, MO 63132  Directions
Registration
Members - $25   Non-Members - $35   
    or call/text (618) 604-1622
           To pay online, click here   See lower left side of our homepage.
  Cash/Checks/Credit Cards accepted at the door.  
Cancellations a must by text or voice prior to 10 am
to (618) 604-1622.   No Shows will be invoiced. 
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