Structure and Organization

Organizational Structure

The organizational structure of the Farm Service Agency is laid out by Congress and overseen by the Secretary of Agriculture. The FSA administrator reports to an undersecretary of agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services (FFAS).

The national administrative functions are managed in Washington, D.C. Computational and statistical work is done in Kansas City. Implementation of farm policy through FSA programs is the responsibility of state and field offices based in counties and U.S. territories.

Headquarters Delegation of Authority: Administrator
  • Associate Administrators for Programs and Operations
  • Deputy Administrators (five), Programs and Operations
  • Division Directors within different Programs and Operations
  • Branch Chiefs
  • Section Chiefs
  • Managers
Field Delegation of Authority: State Executive Director (SED)
  • State Committee
  • County Executive Director (CED)
  • Farmer County Committee (FCC)

Field Structure

With 51 state offices and 2,124 county offices, including offices in U.S. territories, FSA implements farm programs and farm loans to farmers and ranchers across the country.

To help administer these programs and services are FSA County Committees, which replaced the New Deal AAA Committees in the 1950s. Each year, approximately 2,500 county committee members are elected by their peers to help administer farm programs and services.