Please be advised that the county committee election nominations will begin June 15. Farmers, ranchers and landowners are encouraged to nominate farmer and rancher candidates to serve on the local FSA county committee by the Aug. 1 deadline. Nominations must be submitted on a FSA-669A form.
Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity, and price support programs, as well as other important federal farm program issues. County committee members are a valuable asset because they are local producers who participate in FSA programs themselves and have a direct connection to farmers and ranchers in the community. County committees are comprised of three to five members elected by local producers. All newly elected county committee members and alternates will take office Jan. 2, 2017.
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