FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Christine White, State Executive Director
January 17, 2012
East Lansing, MI – January 17, 2012— USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced that Christine White, State Executive Director for Michigan FSA and members of her management team have scheduled a public meeting in Kalamazoo County Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Oshtemo Township Hall located at 7275 West Main Street in Kalamazoo.
FSA’s public meeting will be the only one held to take public comment on USDA’s proposed office consolidation plan in which the Kalamazoo County FSA office is being considered for consolidation. Producers can also provide written comment by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or sending written comment to Michigan Farm Service Agency, 3001 Coolidge Road, East Lansing, MI 48823 no later than Friday, February 3, 2012.
All public comments will be taken into full consideration prior to development or implementation of a final consolidation plan.
For more information, contact Michigan Farm Service Agency at 517-324-5110.
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