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
Emblems by Superior has been our official provider of quality apparel and accessories for NASCOE since 2015. Please check out the current selection of items at the NASCOE Emblems Store online at https://nascoe.org/store/.
Did you know that you can custom order shirts for meetings, conferences or any other events you are having? Reach out to Mike & Denise Hamilton and they will be happy to assist you with creating custom t-shirt designs, supplying USDA merchandise for your meetings, or simply personalizing your items by embroidering your name on them.
Having a state training, meeting, or convention? Reach out to Emblems by Superior for your Emblems needs. They will ship items to your training site at no charge–you sell what you can and then return the items not sold (you only pay return shipping). Folks can place pre-orders online and they will ship with the Emblems merchandise at no additional shipping fee. Contact Emblems by Superior for details.
The Hamilton’s and I have been working on ideas to get USDA apparel in your hands at a great price. We are going to continue to run a monthly special. Want to know what that item is and what the code is to receive it at a discount? Please go to Facebook and like Emblems by Superior. Also, email Superior at and request to be added to their mailing list.
Over 35 new items have been added to your NASCOE website. This is just in time for the Black Friday Week Sale which is going on right now through midnight Sunday, December 1, 2019.
Remember, a portion of all sales go to the NASCOE scholarship fund!!
The 2018 NASCOE Convention is right around the corner. The South Dakota Association (SDASCOE) is excited to host the convention and look forward to seeing you. We want everyone to have the opportunity to register so below are a few things that will make the process a smooth transition.
The registration fee increases by $10 to $65 after July 15 so if you already know you are attending then get the registration completed online or in the mail by July 15. If you are coming for only one day you must pay a one-day registration fee so please consider registering for the one-day session no later than July 25 so we can get an accurate count for the lunch. For those wishing to come Thursday just for the meetings and register that day there will be a registration fee only for $15 with no meal provided.
Registration fees help cover all incidentals associated in bringing you a successful convention. If you plan to attend the Wednesday or Thursday evening event along with attending for one day then a full registration fee is needed as that helps cover the cost of the evening events.
T-Shirts for Friday night fun
All registrations for Friday night Convention T-shirts will need to be to us by July 9th in order to fill the order in time. We are ordering extra wrist bands so any registrations received after July 9th will get a wrist band for the Friday night evening activity. The
T-shirts or wrist band is your ticket into the Falls Park for the meal. We cannot guarantee a meal for Friday night after July 25.
Registrations and Meal Reservations
We suggest that all registrations be sent in reaching us no later than July 20th. If mailing in the registrations make sure they reach us by that date. We will need to give final count on all meals no later than July 25th.
So why wait — register now! If you wait until after that date (JULY 25th) meals for any of the functions may not be available.
Suggestions for Later Arriving Reservations
If you are getting close to the deadline for the meals, then email a copy of your registration form to Jeanie Emmett, (Registration Chairperson) and/or Joel Foster, so that they know a late filed registration is on the way. We hope this will work for those who have been waiting to register due to last minute decisions on whether or not to attend. We will accept all late registrations, but there are no guarantee on meals for those registered after July 25th.
Cash raffle tickets and tickets for quilt or cookbooks
Please mail all tickets (sold and unsold) along with the money to Terri Roth no later than July 20th After that date please bring them with you and turn the tickets and money into the fundraising table. We would hate for the mail to hold them up if not here in time.
Terri Roth 37761 169th St
Redfield, SD 57469
Please send a picture and the form (found on www.sdsascoe.org site under 2018 NASCOE Convention) of the auction item you are providing to Jennifer Chavez. We would like to promote by providing information on the items that will be available to all of the Members. NASCOE will also post photos of auction items on the NASCOE News Facebook page – what a great way to help our youth out. Please consider doing this no later than “NOW” or as soon as possible.
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!