USDA to Host Special Virtual Data User Meeting to Gather Public Feedback on Statistical Programs – Ohio Ag Net

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will hold its biannual data user meeting virtually on October 13 and 14 from noon to 3 p.m. ET. The meeting is free and open to the public.

The Data Users Meeting is organized to share recent and pending changes in statistical programs with the public and to solicit feedback on these and other programs important to agriculture. The event is organized by NASS in cooperation with the World Agricultural Outlook Board, the Farm Service Agency, the Economic Research Service, the Agricultural Marketing Service, the Foreign Agricultural Service and the US Census Bureau.

“This is a great opportunity for data users to be informed and involved in the direction of agricultural information produced by USDA, both now and in the future,” said Joe Parsons, Chairman of the Agricultural Statistics Board. “NASS believes in transparency and continuous process improvement. This venue provides an important opportunity for stakeholder contribution to USDA coordination of agricultural data products that both expand knowledge and create a cooperative environment for the benefit of all participants. By working together, we ensure that the NASS and other USDA data-producing organizations provide timely, accurate, and useful statistics in the service of U.S. agriculture.

The October 13 agenda includes agency updates followed by breakout sessions allowing attendees to choose from one or more in-depth topics. On October 14, attendees will be open for questions and comments, and the event will conclude with additional breakout sessions. A detailed agenda with descriptions of the breakout sessions is available on our website at

Anyone interested in attending the Fall 2021 Virtual Data User Meeting should register online at Links to this Zoom meeting will be emailed to attendees after registration. Summaries of previous meetings are also available on the meeting webpage. For more information, contact Marisa Reuber at [email protected] or 202-690-3099.

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