How We Started
When the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression devastated family farms during the late 1920's and early 1930's, President Roosevelt's response was to pass the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933 and form the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, the precursor to the Farm Service Agency. The "Triple A's" purpose was to create a safety net for farmers and stabilize farm prices. From the beginning, local farmers served on committees that guided program implementation and employees came from the rural areas they served. Though our name has changed, our main priority had and always will be service to American agriculture and our producers.
NASCOE was formed with the goal of supporting the American farmer and promoting and protecting the employees that served them. Before NASCOE, county office employees had no leave, retirement, benefits, health or life insurance and significant pay differences when compared to GS counterparts. Since 1962, NASCOE ha been granted exclusive recognition to represent all full-time county office employees in negotiations with management and the National office. Basic employee benefits, both then and now, must be negotiated annually. NASCOE gives employees this voice.
In More Recent Years
In the 1990's & 2000's