County Committee Elections

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County Committee Elections

The election of responsible agricultural producers to FSA county committees is important to ALL farmers and ranchers with large or small operations. It is crucial that every eligible producer take part in this election because county committees are a direct link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Committee members are a critical component of the day-to-day operations of FSA. They help deliver FSA farm programs at the local level. Farmers who serve on committees help decide the kind of programs their counties will offer. They work to make FSA agricultural programs serve the needs of local producers.

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

Important Election Dates

June 15, 2020

The nomination period begins. Request nomination forms from your local USDA Service Center or download from this site.

Aug. 1, 2020

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

Since Aug. 1 falls on a weekend this year, nomination forms will be accepted through Aug. 3, 2020.

Nov. 2, 2020

Ballots mailed to eligible voters.

Dec. 7, 2020

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

Jan. 1, 2021

Newly elected county committee members take office.

County Committees for Urban Agriculture

USDA announced new FSA county committees focused exclusively on urban agriculture. The five new county committees are located in:

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Richmond, Virginia

Six more locations were announced on Dec. 17, 2020, and include:

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • St. Louis, Missouri

The urban and suburban county committees will work to encourage and promote urban, indoor, and other emerging agricultural production practices. Additionally, the new 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.

Important Election Dates for Urban County Committees

June 2021

FSA begins accepting nominations for urban and suburban county committee members. Nomination forms are available from your local USDA Service Center or downloaded from this site.

Aug. 2, 2021

Last day to file nomination forms for urban and suburban county committee members. Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the local FSA office by this deadline.

Beginning Nov. 1, 2021

Ballots are mailed to eligible voters.

Urban Agriculture County Committees Frequently Asked Questions

2020 Election Materials

Nomination Forms

Fact Sheets

County Committee Elections - 2020 (PDF) Spanish (PDF)

Eligibility to Vote and Hold Office as a County Committee Member-2020 (PDF) Spanish (PDF)

County Committee Brochure

County Committee Trifold Brochure (PDF, 486 KB)

County Committee Tools for Stakeholders

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 517 KB)

In The News

USDA Announces Six More Farm Service Agency County Committees for Urban Agriculture, Requests Nominations

USDA Announces New Farm Service Agency County Committees for Urban Agriculture, Requests Nominations

Farm Service Agency County Committee Nominations Open June 15

County Committee Member Spotlights

Election Reports

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