Welcome to AAIC.net!

We specialize in agricultural statistics, area frame and multiple frame sampling, statistical survey design for agriculture and natural resource data. The types of data that AAIC can support professional statistical institutions collecting are agricultural, rural poverty, integrated rural development, and natural resources and the environment.

 

Look through our website to find out more information or contact us at wwigton@aaic.net. William Wigton is the owner and CEO. He started this company in 1983, 35 years ago. 

 

AAIC Mission Statement

Agricultural Assessments International Corporation (AAIC) strengthens institutions that request support in statistical designs for agricultural and environmental information systems using appropriate advanced technology. Appropriateness depends on the variables to be estimated and the capability of the staff who will implement the design.

Small farm data and large farm data have different methodologies and require different designs using area frames for small farms that are too many to list and list frames for farms that are too large to be left out of the survey process. Variables include crops, vegetables grown in association, livestock, farm production expenditure data and other social-economic data for both small farms and large commercial farms. 

All of our designs aim to reduce the non-sampling errors that are associated with all surveys and especially associated with agricultural and rural surveys. We collect data using the tablets and summarize data quickly and accurately so that data are available in a timely manner and that has credibility when published because they are based on scientific probability methods.

 

 

When considering investing in a statistical consultant, it's important to understand what it is that they do. A statistical consultant will provide a range of services to you including, statistical advice, analysis, and training. They will provide the best ways for you to obtain and analyze data for a data-related objective. The objective is usually a question that could be about anything (ie. agriculture, economics, or environmental). The consultant has expertise and experience in planning studies, sampling methods, and statistical analysis and interpretation. In the following paragraphs, we will explain how a statistical consultant can assist you with agricultural and environmental statistics.

Agricultural Statistics: It’s hard to express just how important having agricultural statistics consulting can be for decision-making. For example, if you produce crops that are likely to go bad quickly, you’re probably interested in knowing the statistics of when the best time is to plant as well as the area of the land as a way to indicate market flow during marketing period. The compiling of agricultural statistics has been around for over 155 years. In 1863, the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) was formed and they’re responsible for covering every aspect of U.S. agriculture (ie. prices paid and received by farmers, farm finances, production and supplies of food and fiber). They also serve locally through their state field offices and through a cooperative relationship with various universities and State Departments of Agriculture.

Hiring a Consultant: If you’re a new farmer and are having trouble understanding and gathering crop statistics, you may want to consider hiring a crop consultant. They can help you select what seeds to invest in. With all the different types of seed technology these days, having a crop consultant’s knowledge of a particular hybrid seed can help assure you pick the correct seed. They can also assist with inside knowledge about technological advances such as infrared and aerial imagery, auto-steer, and other agricultural tools that make farming more efficient. With the help of a CCA, you can select the best new-age equipment for any situation.

Environmental Statistics: Environmental statistics exist to improve the overall knowledge about the environment and provide information to the public about the state of our environment and the factors that affect it. Policy and Decision makers, general public, etc. could all benefit from environmental statistics consulting. For example, the general public could benefit from environmental indicators and collected statistics. However, not all environmental data is used to come up with environment statistics. The Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES) contributes to structuring, combining, and collecting the data into statistical indicators.

Environmental Indicators: An environmental indicator is an environmental statistic that has been selected for its ability to depict an important phenomenon and is used to combine and present a complex environment and other statistics. There are 5 key global environment indicators: Biological diversity, food production, human population, resource depletion, and average global surface temperatures. Humans tend to effect biological diversity negatively by clearing lands, landfills, and polluting. So many Americans live among a high level of pollution that the federal government considers it harmful to our health. However, we positively effect it as well by preserving the land through parks. We also tend to effect food production in a negative way because we have a huge appetite for meat so we use a lot of the land. When the population increases, it puts a burden on how much we need to pull from the land to produce. Finally, we contribute to global surface temperatures by burning fossil fuels which increase greenhouse gases.

Whether you’re a farmer or you just care about the well-being of the environment, it’s important for us to know or at least have an idea of agriculture and environment statistics. AAIC always strives to provide the most accurate and up to date agricultural statistics. We also contribute in a huge way to the state of the global environment and the overall biological diversity and food production. Hiring a consultant can be extremely beneficial to new farmers that may not be as up to date with farming technology, weed management, etc. They are there to help you out so that you can have the best farm possible. If we want to help create a better environment and let agriculture flourish, we need to take into consideration ways to make our world better.