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Welcome to the Rhode Island FSA Home Page

State Executive Director

Mr. Paul Brule State Executive Director

Paul E. Brule, SED
Rhode Island State Farm Service Agency
60 Quaker Lane Suite 62
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: (401) 828-8232
Fax: (401)528-5206


60 Quaker Lane, Suite 62
Warwick, RI 02886


State Office: (401) 828-8232


8:00am to 4:30pm

State Office Staff:

State Executive Director: Paul Brule
Administrative Officer: Alison Rose
Administrative Specialist: Leila Naylor


State Committee:

George Goulart Jr.-Chairperson

Judith A Carvalho-Member

Anthony U Donatelli Jr.-Member

The Rhode Island State Committee meets the second Tuesday of every month subject to change.


County Office

County Office Location
60 Quaker Lane Suite 49
Warwick, RI 02886


County Office: (401) 828-3120 Option 2
Farm Loan Office: (401) 828-3120 Option 3
Fax: 855-924-4567


8:00 am to 4:30 pm

County Office Staff:

County Executive Director: Ingrid Fratantuono
Program Technician: Nancy Becker
Program Technician: Anne Belleville
Program Technician: Sheryl Michener

Farm Loan Staff:

Farm Loan Manager: Roxanne Boisse
Farm Loan Officer: Stewart Taffe

County Committee:

Doreen Pezza-Chairperson

Gilbert W. Rathbun Jr-Vice Chairperson

Victor Hoogendoorn-Member

Joseph Silveira-Member

Kim Coulter-Member


County Committee Elections

The County Committee election for 2016 is being held in LAA-1: Providence County, RI.

Dates to Remember

  • June 15, 2015 Nomination period begins.

  • August 3, 2015 Last day to file nomination forms at the local USDA Service Center.

  • November 9, 2015 Ballots mailed to eligible voters.

  • December 7, 2015 Last day to return ballots to the USDA Service Center.

  • January 1, 2016 Newly elected county committee members take office.



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Launching the Celebration – 30 Years of Conservation

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 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.



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FSA Moving to Electronic Information

Rhode Island’s producers are encouraged to enroll in the new GovDelivery system which will provide notices, newsletters and electronic reminders instead of a hard copy through the mail.

FSA, like many other organizations, is trying to work smarter and be more efficient. Moving to electronic notifications via email will help conserve resources and save taxpayer dollars.

County Committee ballots will continue to be mailed to all eligible producers.

Interested producers may subscribe to receive e-mail updates by going to the USDA GovDelivery sign-up page found at the following web address:


USDA Historic Aerial Photography Available!

For more than half a century, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has acquired high quality aerial photographs to support federal farm programs. Over the years, the USDA has photographed the vast majority of the nation and its territories at approximately seven-year intervals.

The USDA’s Aerial Photography Field Office (APFO) is home to one of the country’s largest aerial film libraries. We currently house more than 70,000 rolls of film. Our imagery dates from 1955 to the present, and is available at several different scales and in stereo. The APFO has a photographic wet lab, which allows us to print photos on site.

USDA historic photography can play a vital role in environmental assessments, change detection, past land use and property boundary disputes. Our photographs are frequently ordered by attorneys, universities, local governments and individuals.

USDA imagery is available to the general public at minimal cost. We can provide black and white, color infrared, or natural color prints depending on the original film type. Enlargements up to 38”x38” are available. We can also provide tiff scans which can be viewed on any computer. We are able to certify photos for use in court.

You can order this aerial imagery by contacting the APFO by phone, fax, mail or email. Please be prepared to provide an accurate description of the area you wish to be included in your photo; this can be a legal description, latitude and longitude, or a local map. All products are made to order and completion time may vary depending on existing workload. Please include your name, address and phone number with your inquiry.

Customer Service Section
Telephone: 801-844-2922
Fax: 801-956-3653

USDA Farm Service Agency
Aerial Photography Field Office
2222 West 2300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84119-2020

More information about our products and services is available on our website:


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