The 2018 NACS-FSA, NASE, and NADD national convention was held on June 24th - 28th in San Antonio, Texas. It was a great meeting. We had a large contingency of speakers from the National Office and the Finance Office. It was an honor to have Under Secretary, Bill Northey, and FSA Administrator, Richard Fordyce, join us and update us on the status of the Department and Agency.
Elections were held and the following people will make up the NACS-FSA Board for the 2018-2019 year.
President - Denise Lickteig, NE
Vice President - LeAnn Gibbs, NM
Secretary - Kimberly Eilerman, IL
Treasurer - Ray Bartholomew, KS
Past President - Theresa Windham, GA
Zone A Representative - Jessica Smith, NM
Zone B Representative - Kay McCoy, KS
Zone C Representative - Nathan Adams, IN
Zone D Representative - Matthew Christian, TN
We, as a Board, pledge to do our very best to keep you updated on the events and happenings within NACS-FSA and the Agency. If we can ever be of service, please never hesitate to get in touch with any of us.
Here are a few things that I would like each member to know.
~Please give consideration to serving on a committee for the association. It really does not take a large amount of your time. It will reward you well more than you can ever imagine. If you have an interest, please complete a committee survey on the website or call any of the Board members to discuss it. We hope to make committee assignments soon and we can use you!
~Spread the word about the good things that NACS-FSA is doing. One example is the work that the association did to get the additional funds to hire the new group of FLOTs currently being advertised. By telling our story and making sure Congress knows the good work we do in Farm Loan Programs, we were able to secure more loan approval official positions. Don't be shy about telling those new FLOTs that come on board about NACS-FSA and how instrumental the association was.
~NACS-FSA has many, many talented members. We want to use those talents. Maybe you have a knack for writing or other skills. Let me know if you have any desire to help and we will find a spot for you. As an example, Tiffany Grody, a member from Ohio, has designed a pretty cool NACS-FSA t-shirt. She is more than happy to talk to people about making them for you to use as a promotional item for the association in your state or zone. Get in touch with Tiffany (firstname.lastname@example.org) to talk to her if this is something you are interested in.
~Keep your eyes on the website. We plan to enlist the help of a couple of members to assist with the website. Good things will be coming!
I am truly honored to serve this organization. Reach out to me at any time!
LeAnn is a Farm Loan Chief from New Mexico. She was elected NACS President at the June 2019 Convention.