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May 22, 2013   Email to Friend 

NEW NASS STATE STATISTICIAN VISITS FEDERATION HEADQUARTERS
Melissa Martin
(334) 612-5448
May 22, 2013

State Statistician Cynthia Price, second from left, visited the Alabama Farmers Federation headquarters May 22 to discuss her new role with USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Price replaces Bill Weaver and will will begin official duties July 28. From left are NASS Regional Director Doug Kleweno; Price; Federation Executive Director Paul Pinyan and Weaver.

MONTGOMERY, Ala., May 22, 2013 — USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Southern Regional Field Office recently named Cynthia Price as the new state statistician for Alabama. Price, who officially begins July 28, replaces Bill Weaver, who accepted a position in NASS’ International Programs Office in Washington, D.C.

As state statistician, Price will be responsible for filling the statistical needs of Alabama agriculture by maintaining relationships with producers, farm organizations and the State Department of Agriculture. She will also arrange for specialized statistical work.

“I am so pleased to have been selected to serve agriculture in Alabama,” said Price. “I can’t wait to hit the ground running and look forward to renewing my professional friendships and making many more.”

Price has worked with NASS for 28 years and begun her career in the Alabama Field Office. Most recently, she worked in the Statistics Division of the agency’s Washington headquarters.

A native of Hartford in Geneva County, Price received a bachelor’s degree in general studies from Auburn University at Montgomery in 1992.

Click here for more information on Alabama’s agricultural statistics.


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