Minnesota

Welcome to the Minnesota Farm Service Agency Home Page

Minnesota is a major player among the States in the agriculture industry. We rank high in the production of corn, soybeans, and sugar beets, as well as many other livestock and grain commodities. The Minnesota Farm Service Agency’s mission is to support this key industry in our state through the efficient and effective delivery of agricultural programs for all farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners.

FSA has programs covering a range of areas from land conservation to disaster assistance and farm loans. We have staff located in over 70 Service Centers statewide available to answer any questions you might have on our various agricultural programs.

If you have the time, feel free to browse through our website and see what FSA has to offer. To find out if FSA has programs or services that might benefit you, please visit our Programs page. If you would like to contact your local Service Center, please visit our County Offices page and select your county.

We hope you enjoy your visit!

New! February 2016:

Minnesota FSA welcomes the appointment of our new State Executive Director, Grant Herfindahl.


Spotlights


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 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.


Upcoming Events

Women in Ag Network- Quarterly Seminar

Join us on September 13 for a day of learning at Morris' West Central Research and Outreach Center. University of Minnesota Extension staff and other representatives will come together to discuss important safety issues and concerns in many different aspects of the farming industry. Attendees will also have an opportunity to tour the West Central Research and Outreach Center's ag innovations. Staff from FSA will be present to answer any questions you may have on FSA programs currently available.

Date & Time:
September 13, 2016
8:30 am to 3:30 pm (lunch will be included)

Location:
West Central Research and Outreach Center
46352 MN 329
Morris, MN 56267

Cost:
$20, payment can be made day of event via cash, check, or credit card.

Register by September 9! Online registration can be completed at: z.umn.edu/SafetyReg, or contact Mary Jo Fox at #320-235-0726, ext 2001 or foxxx055@umn.edu.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this event should contact Lindsay Mutegi at 651-602-7705 or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 by no later than Sept. 9, 2016.

To find an event near you, please visit our Events page.


In Minnesota News

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Proclaims August 7-13 National Farmers Market Week

Please visit our News Release page for more news from FSA.


MPP-Dairy Online Training Now Available

ARC/PLC Online Training Now Available

Over the fall of 2014 and earlier this winter, FSA and Extension held a number of MPP-Dairy and ARC/PLC training sessions around the state. If you were unable to make it to a local meeting, or if you would like to revisit the training information provided by FSA and University of Minnesota Extension, an online version of this training is now available.

This training, developed and delivered by Minnesota FSA and University of Minnesota Extension, provides helpful information regarding the program policy behind these programs and the strategies for making decisions that work best for your operation. To view this online training, visit http://farmbill.umn.edu.


Minnesota FSA State Committee:

The State Committee reviews state office operations and makes decisions on how programs are applied statewide. Appeals of County Committee decisions are heard at the State Committee level. The members of the Minnesota State Committee are:

  • David Haugo- Chairperson
  • Richard Peterson- Member
  • Deb Crusoe- Member
  • Roger Vogt- Member
  • Scott Winslow- Member

USDA FSA Minnesota State Office
375 Jackson Street, Suite 400
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651.602.7700
Fax: 855.719.9917