2020 Distinguished Service Awards, Sick Leave Awards and Scholarship Deadline

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

Adult Children:
Area: $125
National: Additional $250

Grand Children:
Area: $250
National: Additional $500

Associate:
Area: $250
National: Additional $500 

Submitting a scholarship application is now one simple step at https://nascoe.org/awards-scholarships/nascoe-scholarship-application/. Make sure to have your current transcript and at least one letter of recommendation ready to upload. The deadline for scholarships is January 15, 2020.

Buy Emblems – Save Money and Fund Scholarships!

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!!