2013 Ag Day Scavenger Hunt

19 Questions | Total Attempts: 35

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2013 Ag Day Scavenger Hunt


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was NASS’s first name as part of USDA?
    • A. 

      Commodity Statistics Board

    • B. 

      Agricultural Statistics Bureau

    • C. 

      Division of Statistics

    • D. 

      Division of Statistics and Census

  • 2. 
    What was the name of NASS’s first standalone environmental survey and what year did we first conduct it?
    • A. 

      Conservation Effects Assessment Project, 1997

    • B. 

      Chemical Usage on Farms Survey, 1991

    • C. 

      Agricultural Resource Management Survey, 1993

    • D. 

      Pest Management Practices Survey, 2001

  • 3. 
    What date and year did NASS first release an 8:30 Crop Production report?
    • A. 

      July 9, 2003

    • B. 

      January 10, 1991

    • C. 

      May 10, 1994

    • D. 

      August 11, 1987

  • 4. 
    In which year did NASS stop the historic lock up scandal?
    • A. 

      2012

    • B. 

      1820

    • C. 

      1979

    • D. 

      1905

  • 5. 
    What is the name of the movie that loosely displayed the lockup procedures and the manipulation of the orange juice futures market?
  • 6. 
    Select ALL of the official names NASS has had over the years
    • A. 

      Division of Statistics

    • B. 

      Agricultural Statistics Board

    • C. 

      National Agricultural Statistics Service

    • D. 

      Statistical Reporting Service

    • E. 

      Commodity Statistics Service

  • 7. 
    Who was the first administrator of NASS and how many years did he/she serve?
    • A. 

      Donald Bay, 21 years

    • B. 

      Charles E. Caudill, 6 years

    • C. 

      Cynthia Clark, 12 years

    • D. 

      Ron Bosecker, 3 years

  • 8. 
    Which president was the first to propose a National Board of Agriculture with the intent to “disseminate information to all parties equally?”
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      Woodrow Wilson

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      Ronald Reagan

  • 9. 
    The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB) issues USDA statistical reports at 12:00 p.m. EDT
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    From 1840 to 1920 the Census of Agriculture was taken every 20 years. Since 1925 the Census has been taken every five years, in the years ending in 2 and 7.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    According to the Census between 2002 and 2007, the number of farms with sales of more than $500,000 grew by _______.
    • A. 

      94,000

    • B. 

      214,000

    • C. 

      46,000

    • D. 

      12,000

    • E. 

      118,000

  • 12. 
    What was the sample size for the 2012 ARMS Phase III survey?
    • A. 

      33,094

    • B. 

      48,500

    • C. 

      18,250

    • D. 

      57,000

    • E. 

      22,014

  • 13. 
    Which state has the highest total number of cattle and calves on feed?
    • A. 

      Kansas

    • B. 

      California

    • C. 

      Colorado

    • D. 

      Texas

    • E. 

      Nebraska

  • 14. 
    How many acres of corn for grain were harvested in 2012?
    • A. 

      120,458,000

    • B. 

      55,656,000

    • C. 

      87,721,000

    • D. 

      217,500,000

    • E. 

      27,256,000

  • 15. 
    In what year did the name National Agricultural Statistics Service come into use and what was the previous name?
    • A. 

      1986, Statistical Reporting Service

    • B. 

      1947, Division of Statistics

    • C. 

      2005, Agricultural Statistics Board

    • D. 

      1972, Commodities Reporting Board

  • 16. 
    The founding organizations of the International Year of Statistics—also called Statistics2013—are the American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, International Biometric Society, International Statistical Institute (and the Bernoulli Society), Royal Statistical Society, and the National Agricultural Statistical Service.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    2013 is the International Year of Statistics, a worldwide event supported by more than 1,800 organizations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    What was the average age of the principal operator reported in the 2007 Census of Agriculture?
    • A. 

      54.5

    • B. 

      68.5

    • C. 

      47.2

    • D. 

      57.1

    • E. 

      63.8

  • 19. 
    Which state reported having the highest number of farmers with internet access in the 2007 Census of Agriculture?
    • A. 

      California

    • B. 

      Iowa

    • C. 

      Minnesota

    • D. 

      Oklahoma

    • E. 

      Texas

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