The Northwest Region of USDA - National Agricultural Statistics Service is proud to announce Josie Fuss of Pe Ell, WA, will be awarded the Enumerator of the Year Award.
Each year, outstanding National Association of State Departments of Agriculture enumerators from across the U.S. are recognized for their contribution to NASS and the Agricultural community. NASS honors these enumerators and supervisors with the NASDA Enumerator of the Year Award. There are 3,800 NASDA enumerators and Josie is one of five enumerators to be honored this year. Recognition is given for outstanding efforts that resulted in Agency-wide impact in the areas of survey quality, response rates, efficiency, enumerator training and development, enhancing respondent relations, and forging relationships within the agricultural community.
Each NASDA award recipient is recognized during the Agency's Awards for Excellence ceremony. This year's ceremony will be held Thursday, Dec. 15.
Josie responded to receiving this honor by saying "I am so grateful for the dedicated agricultural producers, large and small that that give of their time reporting data on numerous agricultural reports. Producer's information is vital to our local, state and national economy."
The grassroots data collection and public relations work performed by NASDA enumerators is key to NASS's ability to perform its mission of serving the nation's agriculture through the dissemination of timely, accurate, and useful information. Congratulations to Josie!