FSA Administrator

Chris Beyerhelm

Acting Administrator
Associate Administrator for Operations and Management
Farm Service Agency
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Washington, D.C.

Chris Beyerhelm, Associate Administrator for Operations and Management Chris Beyerhelm currently serves as the Acting Administrator for USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA).

Chris Beyerhelm was selected to serve as the Associate Administrator for Operations and Management in March 2015. In this position, Beyerhelm is responsible for overseeing FSA's budget, finance, administrative, management and internal control functions.

Beyerhelm previously served as Deputy Administrator for Farm Loans Programs where he oversaw a $20 billion loan portfolio and managed the direct and guaranteed lending programs at FSA.

Prior to that, Beyerhelm worked as the Assistant Deputy Administrator for Farm Loan Programs. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in business administration from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, Beyerhelm began working with FSA where he has served in various capacities for the past 35 years.

Before coming to Washington, D.C., he served as Farm Loan Chief for the Iowa Farm Service Agency from 1991 to 2006.

Beyerhelm grew up in Iowa and now resides in Virginia with his wife Barb. They have two adult children and nine grandchildren.

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