President’s Update #2
Welcome to the middle of summer! I hope you are able to get out and see the fruits of the crop season. We want to wish Juan Garcia our Administrator a very happy retirement. He has been a true friend to our association and his insight and knowledge of our programs down to the detail level was critical in understanding how our workload is. He will be missed by our board.
Currently we have many members serving on various task forces. They are as follows:
Payment Processing Task force: Ryan Lukassen, Lisa Gibbs, Heather Cox and Mark Drewitz.
Management Training Task Force: Stu Skidmore
Bridges to Opportunity Meetings in the states of: Minnesota, Oregon, Texas, Connecticut, and North Carolina
FSA Service Delivery Task Force: Allen Hall
FLOT Hiring Questionnaire Task Force: Maureen Mausbach
I must say I don’t believe NACS has been involved in so many different task forces at one time in the past. This truly shows that the Management Team wants our local perspective in developing policies and processes of the future.
The resolutions that were adopted at the convention have now been posted to the NACS website. Please review them and as always when you see new challenges and changes needed submit a new resolution. The committee’s will be discussing these with the Management team later this fall.
Thank you for your responses regarding the convention planning. We are currently getting bids from Omaha, St. Louis and Denver and the convention committee will be making their selection soon.
Please contact me if I can answer any questions!
LeAnn is a Farm Loan Chief from New Mexico. She was elected NACS President at the June 2019 Convention.