Danny Consenstein, SED
Alaska State Farm Service Agency
800 West Evergreen Ave., Suite 216
Palmer, AK 99645
Job Opening in Alaska State Office in Palmer
A permanent full-time Agricultural Program Specialist vacancy located in the Alaska State FSA Office in Palmeris being advertised under Job AnnouncementFSA-15-1407-AK-PBP and FSA-15-1251-AK-PBP. The closing date is August 6, 2015. We are looking for applicants with a passion for helping Alaska farmers succeed, and an interest in working with a great team of USDA farm professionals. If you are interested and meet the qualifications for the position, you are encouraged to apply. Please go to the Federal Government's Official Job site USAjobs to view this vacancy announcement https://www.usajobs.gov/
Signup Begins July 20, 2015 and Ends on September 11, 2015.
RTCP Applicants will have until Nov. 2, 2015, to provide supporting documentation.
2015 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Conservation Reserve program (CRP) and in recognition of this milestone; FSA has launched a commemorative website. The web address is www.fsa.usda.gov/CRPis30
We hope you’ll visit the site often to take an interactive, cross-country tour and see the nationwide impact of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) unfold virtually over the next several months.
June 15 through August 3, 2015, is the period for nominating farmers and ranchers as candidates for the local COC election. FSA encourages all eligible producers to nominate themselves, or another eligible producer, to run for office. Click on the following website for additional election information: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/elections
Southern County LAA -1
LAA-1 Includes all of the following boroughs and census areas: Wade Hampton, Bethel, Dillingham, Bristol Bay, Lake & Peninsula, Aleutians East and West, Kodiak Island and the Kenai Peninsula Borough south of the Kasilof river (includes Homer and surrounding area).
Northern County LAA-3
LAA-3 Includes the area beginning at the SE corner of the Matsu Borough proceeding north to NW corner of SE Fairbanks Census area, east to line following Clearwater road intersecting AK Hwy, proceeding SE to AKGREAA line, south then SE following line to Canadian border, south following Canadian border to Chugach Mtn. Range, turning west following Chugach Mtn. west to SW corner of Matsu Borough. (Includes Delta Junction, Glennallen, and Kenny Lake.)
The three-member Northern and Southern County Farm Service Agency committees will meet as announced. We will post a notice on the county office bulletin board and in the newsletter announcing the next scheduled meeting.
McLaren "Mac" Carter, LAA-1
Roger C. Hendry, LAA-2
Robert Green, Chair LAA-3
Rebecca Hammond, SDA
Randy Mayo, Advisor
Christine Ford, LAA-1
William Hightower, LAA-2
Pam Lewis, Chair LAA-3
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Are you a farmer or rancher who has substantially participated in a farming operation for at least three but no more than 10 years? Or are you a woman or minority-owned agricultural business? If so, you may qualify for beginning farmer or socially disadvantaged targeted loan funds with the Farm Service Agency. The USDA/Farm Service Agency makes both direct and guaranteed farm ownership and operating loans to family-size farmers and ranchers who cannot obtain financing from commercial credit sources. FSA loans can be used to purchase land, livestock, equipment, feed, seed and supplies. The loans can also be used to construct buildings or make farm improvements.
If you believe this program could be of benefit to you, please contact the Farm Service Agency Northern County Office at (907) 895-4242 or call (907) 761-7754 to reach the Southern County Office for more information. FSA loan officials will be happy to arrange an appointment to meet with you and discuss your options.
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It is the responsibility of the producer to notify FSA throughout the year of any changes in farming operation or entity status. Please remember to update FSA records if you move or change your mailing address.