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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 new 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.

Election Dates

June 15, 2023

The nomination period begins.

August 1, 2023

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

November 6, 2023

Ballots mailed to eligible voters.

December 4, 2023

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

January 1, 2024

Newly elected county committee members take office.

County Committees for Urban Agriculture

USDA has selected FSA County Committees focused on urban agriculture. The 17 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
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • New York, New York
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Oakland, California

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.

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

Election Reports

2020 Election Results - (PDF, 6.3 MB)
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)