Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees are a critical component of the day-to-day operations of FSA and allow grassroots input and local administration of federal farm programs. Farmers and ranchers who are elected to serve on FSA county committees apply using their judgment and knowledge to help with the decisions necessary to administer FSA programs in their counties, ensuring the needs of local producers are met.
Tamy Ormond with the Farm Service Agency talks about the importance of being involved and the different areas you can provide local input on.
“Every eligible agricultural producer should participate in FSA county committee elections–whether you are a beginning or established producer, historically underserved producer (minority and women), or whether you have a large or small operation–because FSA county committees are your link with the U.S. Department of Agriculture,” says Ormond.
Agricultural producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA program may be nominated for the county office. Individuals may nominate themselves or others as a candidate. The last day to file nominations is August 1, 2022.
Agricultural producers of legal voting age may be eligible to vote if they participate or cooperate in any FSA program. Ballots will be mailed to eligible voters by November 7, 2022, and must be returned to the FSA county office or postmarked by December 5, 2022.