FSA County Committee Nominations Being Accepted

usda_farm_service_agencyThe nomination period for local FSA county committees begins on June 15th, 2016.  Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the Carroll County FSA office by close of business August 1st, 2016.

To be eligible to serve on the FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in an agency administered program, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the Local Administrative Area (LAA) where they are nominated.

This year, nominations and elections will be held in LAA 2, which includes Clay, Jackson, Liberty, Madison, and Monroe townships.

Producers may nominate themselves or others as candidates. Organizations representing minority and women farmers and ranchers may also nominate candidates. To become a nominee, eligible individuals must sign form FSA-669A. The form and more information about county committee elections is available online at:  www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.

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.

FSA will mail election ballots to eligible voters beginning November 7th. Ballots are due back in the CarrollCounty Office by mail or in person no later than December 5th, 2016. All newly elected county committee members and alternates will take office January 1st, 2017.

If you live in Clay, Jackson, Liberty, Madison or Monroe township, please consider serving as a member of the County Committee.  We know there are a lot of great producers in our county that would do an excellent job representing Carroll County.

June 08, 2016 08:05 am | Education and Issues

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