Happy New Year
I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and were able to have time to celebrate the holidays with family and friends.
As I write this update winter is definitely here in Nebraska. We only have about an inch of snow on the ground; but, the thermometer reading is -9.
The Farm Program, Farm Loan Program, Information Technology and Management/Personnel Committee Reports with National Office responses have all been posted to the web site. I want to thank all of the committee members and Vice-President Tanya Dostal for getting that task completed in December so we all have a chance to review them before the Zone meetings. Thank you also goes to Mark Drewitz for getting them posted on the web site.
Registration forms for the 4 Zone meetings are also available on the web site. I hope that many of you are planning on attending your Zone meeting. The meetings are a great opportunity to provide input to the national office and to your NACS organization. As your NACS President I look forward to the opportunity to talk to members face to face about our association and the service we provide to rural America.
The national office had scheduled a tele-conference with all employee association presidents on December 9th to discuss the Service Delivery Review. The call was canceled and to date has not been rescheduled.
Hopefully when congress reconvenes they will be able to pass a new farm bill; but, the reports about the possibility of that happening are wide ranging.
I do know that we still have a loan program to administer and have the opportunity to provide many people with an opportunity to establish a successful operation.
Have an Unbelievable Day
Allen D. Hall
Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. - John Wooden
Theresa is a District Director from Georgia . She was elected NACS President at the June 2017 Convention.