Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics
United States Department of Agriculture
National Agricultural Statistics Service
AGENDA

April 3-4, 2001
*Crowne Plaza Hotel, Washington, D.C.
14th & K Streets NW

Tuesday, April 3    

Time

Topic/Activity Discussion Leader
8:00 a.m. Call to Order and Introduction Topper Thorpe, Committee Chair

8:10 a.m.

Meeting Plans Rich Allen, Associate Administrator
and Committee Executive Director
8:15 a.m. Administrator's Welcome and Comments R. Ronald Bosecker, Administrator
8:45 a.m. Update on Census Content and Testing
Point Farm Procedures
Fred Vogel, Deputy Administrator
For Programs and Products
9:30 a.m. BREAK  
9:45 a.m. Census Content and Testing
Committee Discussion
Topper Thorpe
10:45 a.m. Census of Agriculture Data Products
NASS Perspective
Fred Vogel
11:15 a.m. Tools for Data Exploration
Demonstration
Carol House, Director for Research
And Development Division
11:30 a.m. LUNCH  
1:00 a.m. Census of Agriculture Data Products
Committee Discussion
Topper Thorpe
1:45 p.m. NASS Environmental Survey Program
Update on NASS Program Review
Steve Wiyatt, Director of
Statistics Division
2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Environmental Issues
Update on Subcommittee Activities
Hugh Warren, Subcommittee Chair
2:15 p.m. BREAK  
2:30 p.m. NASS Environmental Survey Program
Committee Discussion
Topper Thorpe
3:15 p.m Future Agricultural Statistics Issues
Revisited
Topper Thorpe
3:45 p.m. Public Questions and Comments Topper Thorpe
4:00 p.m.

New Business and Recommendations

Topper Thorpe
4:30 p.m. ADJOURN  

 
Wednesday, April 4    
Time Topic/Activity Discussion Leader
8:00 a.m. Call to Order Topper Thorpe
8:05 a.m. Report from the Subcommittee for
Mandatory Business Reporting
Lee Schrader, Subcommittee Chair
8:30 a.m. Mandatory Business Reporting
Committee Discussion
Topper Thorpe
9:15 a.m BREAK  
9:30 a.m. NASS Program and Budget Priorities Fred Vogel
10:00 a.m. Public Questions and Comments Topper Thorpe
10:30 a.m. Committee Recommendations Topper Thorpe
11:30 a.m. ADJOURN  
     
* The meeting facilities are in the Masonic Temple's Oasis room next door to the
Crowne Plaza's Franklin Exchange Restaurant.

Contact Information

Rich Allen, Associate Administrator, Designated Federal Official
(202) 720-4333
Arnie Wilcox, Assistant to Associate Administrator
(202) 720-4415
Mail Correspondence:
Rich Allen, Associate Administrator,
NASS,
Room 4117-South Building
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20250
e-mail correspondence:  
hq_aa@nass.usda.gov