The NASCOE Distinguished Service Awards are designed to recognize fellow NASCOE members contributions to the Farm Service Agency/Agriculture, NASCOE and Community. The recognition of a nomination is a great way to boost morale in our very busy and often stressful work environment. We all get in the groove of doing our jobs and forget the impact that we make on others. The nomination process is as simple as going to https://nascoe.org/dsa-nomination/, and filling out the online application. The deadline is January 15, 2020.
NASCOE members take a great pride in providing assistance to American Farmers and Ranchers. Often, that means employees going to work when they do not feel well. In turn, employees often accumulate large amounts of sick leave. NASCOE has a process that will allow employees to self-certify sick leave in return for being recognized with a Sick Leave Award. Sick Leave Award increments are 1,000 hours, 1,500 hours, 2,000 hours, 2,500 hours, 3,000 hours and 3,500 hours. You may self-certify at https://nascoe.org/sick-leave-awards/ by January 15, 2020.
NASCOE also has scholarships available for members, children and grandchildren of members and Associate Members. The scholarship categories are funded at the following levels:
Traditional: Area: $1,500 National: Additional $2,500 over 4 years
Open Continuing: Area: $1,500 National: Additional $1,000
Member Continuing: Area: $250 National: Additional $1,000
It is hard to believe that we are now entering day 25 of the furlough. So many of us are sitting in robes glued to the news network wondering when we will go back. The morale of all my FSA friends is definitely at an all time low. I have been thinking about how we can increase each other’s morale. That is when it hit me. The DSA nomination was designed to recognize our fellow NASCOE members for their hard work and contributions.
Please, help me in lifting everyone’s morale by nominating someone today! The NASCOE deadline for DSA nominations is tonight at midnight!
The 2016 NASCOE Convention in Cedar Rapids, Iowa was a great success! If you were unable to attend, please read through the reports below to see what you missed. The questions and responses from the Q&A session with management will be posted in the near future. Thank you to IASCOE for hosting a fantastic convention!