The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages Bulloch County and area farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept nominations for county committee members beginning Friday.
Producers across the country are already serving on committees where they play a critical role in the day-to-day operations of FSA, making important decisions on programs dealing with disaster and conservation, emergencies, commodity price loan support, county office employment and other agricultural issues.
Nationwide, more than 7,700 farmers and ranchers serve on FSA county committees, which consist of three to 11 members and meet monthly, or as needed. Members serve three-year terms.
Producers can nominate themselves or others. Check your local USDA service center to see if your local administrative area is up for election this year.
To be considered, a producer must sign an FSA-669A nomination form. The form and other information about FSA county committee elections are available at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.
To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, producers must reside in the area where the election is being held.
All nomination forms for the 2018 election must be postmarked or received in the local FSA office by Aug. 1, 2018. Visit farmers.gov for more information.