The Farm Service Agency is accepting nominations for county committee members. Nomination forms for the 2021 election must be postmarked or received by the local FSA office by August 2. Elections will take place in certain Local Administrative Areas for these members who’ll make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally.
“We need enthusiastic, diverse leaders to serve other agricultural producers locally on FSA County Committees,” says FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux. “Just as our nation’s agriculture industry is diverse from coast to coast, so are the viewpoints and experiences that you can represent on your local committee.”
He also says now is the time to step up and truly make an impact on how federal farm programs are administered at the local level to reach all producers fairly and equitably.
Producers who participate or cooperate in a USDA program and reside in the LAA that’s up for election this year may be nominated for candidacy for the county committee. Around the nation, more than 7,700 dedicated members of the agricultural community are serving on FSA county committees.