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, 2021

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

Aug. 2, 2021

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

Nov. 1, 2021

Ballots mailed to eligible voters.

Dec. 6, 2021

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

Jan. 1, 2022

Newly elected county committee members take office.


County Committees for Urban Agriculture

USDA has selected FSA County Committees focused on urban agriculture. The 11 county committees for urban agriculture are located in:

  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Richmond, Virginia

The urban and suburban 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. 


2021 Election Materials

Nomination Forms


Fact Sheets


County Committee Brochure

County Committee Brochure (PDF)


County Committee Tools for Stakeholders

Frequently Asked Questions

Poster/Flyer (Also available in Spanish)


Tools to Promote Urban and Suburban County Committee Elections

Urban Agriculture County Committees Frequently Asked Questions  (Also available in Spanish)

Poster/Flyer (Also available in Spanish)


In the News

June 22, 2021 - Farm Service Agency Now Accepting Nominations for County Committee Members


County Committee Member Spotlights

Lisa Taylor - Cassia County, Idaho
Lead Your FSA: Community Connection


Wesley Sullivan - Comanche County, Oklahoma
Lead Your FSA: In This Together

Lois Manigold - Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Lead Your FSA: Serving Our Neighbors


Paula Sue Steffen - Humboldt, Nebraska
Lead Your FSA: Giving Back to the Ag Community


Maureen Breen - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lead Your FSA: Growing in the City

Charles Wesson - Altheimer, Arkansas
Lead Your FSA: Keeping Local Farmers Informed


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)