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County Committee Elections

Farm Service Agency county committees are a critical component of the day-to-day operations of FSA and allow grassroots input and location administration of federal farm programs. Nationwide, more than 7,700 dedicated members of the agricultural community serve on FSA county committees. The committees are made up of three to 11 members who serve three-year terms.

Elections occur each year in certain Local Administrative Areas (LAA). LAAs are elective areas for FSA committees in a single county or multi-county jurisdiction. This may include LAAs that are focused on an urban or suburban area.  

Please Read: Uniform Guidelines For Conducting Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections (Text 39 Bytes | PDF 66 KB)

A county committee election GIS locator tool is available to FSA customers providing the ability for you to identify the LAA you or your farming interests are located in. You can search by one of these search methods:

  • Click the search box and type in an address,
  • Click the Use Current Location, or
  • Use the map tools to zoom to the area you are interested in and click on the location within the map.
For more information about your local election, please contact your USDA Service Center.

Election Dates

June 17, 2024

The nomination period begins.

August 1, 2024

Last day to file nomination forms at the local USDA Service Center. 

November 4, 2024

Ballots mailed to eligible voters.

December 2, 2024

Last day to return voted ballots to the USDA Service Center.

January 1, 2025

Newly elected county committee members take office.

County Committees for Urban Agriculture

USDA has selected FSA urban county committees to strengthen administration of FSA programs in urban areas. The 27 urban county committees include:

  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Oakland, California
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Jackson, Mississippi
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Kansas City, Missouri
                  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
                  • New York, New York
                  • Las Vegas, Nevada
                  • Cleveland, Ohio
                  • Portland, Oregon
                  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
                  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
                  • Columbia, South Carolina
                  • Dallas, Texas
                  • Houston, Texas
                  • Memphis, Tennessee
                  • Richmond, Virginia

                            The urban county committees will work to encourage and promote urban, indoor, and other emerging agricultural production practices. Additionally, the county committees may address areas such as food access, community engagement, support of local activities to promote and encourage community compost, and food waste reduction.

                            Learn more by reading our Urban County Committee Elections Fact Sheet or FAQs.

                            Several of the urban county committees are located in locations where FSA and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) have Urban Service Centers. Learn more on our Urban Service Centers webpage.

                            Member Spotlights

                            Josh Volk - Oregon

                            Be The Link: The Neighborhood Farmer

                            Royce Creque - U.S. Virgin Islands

                            Be The Link: Bridging Gaps in the Virgin Islands

                            Mallenia “Renee” Foster -

                            Be The Link: A Community Commitment

                            Chris Linville - Indiana

                            Be the Link: Building Relationships

                            Coy Poitier - Texas

                            Be the Link: A Part of the Conversation

                            Chad Budy - Oklahoma

                            Be the Link: Farming, Family and Community

                            Election Reports

                            2021 Election Results - (PDF, 2.7 MB) 2011 Election Results - (PDF, 1.72 MB)
                            2020 Election Results - (PDF, 6.3 MB) 2010 Election Results - (PDF, 579 KB)
                            2019 Election Results - (PDF, 2.24 MB) 2009 Election Results - (PDF, 643 KB)
                            2018 Election Results - (PDF, 2.15 MB) 2008 Election Results - (PDF, 670 KB)
                            2017 Election Results - (PDF, 2.12 MB) 2007 Election Results - (PDF, 629 KB)
                            2016 Election Results - (PDF, 2.43 MB) 2006 Election Results - (PDF, 747 KB)
                            2015 Election Results - (PDF, 1.69 MB) 2005 Election Results - (PDF, 698 KB)
                            2014 Election Results - (PDF, 1.70 MB) 2004 Election Results - (PDF, 858 KB)
                            2013 Election Results - (PDF, 1.92 MB) 2003 Election Results - (PDF, 822 KB)
                            2012 Election Results - (PDF, 1.97 MB) 2002 Election Results - (PDF, 6.2 MB)