Assistant to Deputy Administrator for Field Operations
Farm Service Agency
U.S. Department of Agriculture
J. Latrice Hill serves as an Assistant to the Deputy Administrator of Field Operations, where she is Director of the Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Office of Program Education and Stakeholder Engagement. In this position, Hill provides outreach policy and guidance to FSA leadership and field staff located in FSA’s 2,124 offices across the country.
In 2011, Hill was selected as the Outreach Program Lead in the Field Operations Division, issuing the first ever established policy for program outreach. She was later selected as Director of Outreach in 2013.
Hill began her federal career as a clerk with the Farm Service Agency (then known as the Farmers Home Administration). She later served in the positions of loan officer and district outreach coordinator where she was responsible for determining feasibility, assessing financial situations and risks, approving and servicing borrower farm loan accounts for six counties. With a strong background in communications and passion for serving others, Hill was later selected to serve as the FSA State Public Relations & Outreach Specialist, overseeing outreach activities in 71 counties.
In that position, she received several awards and recognition for her collaborations and work with rural farmers and students as well as being appointed by two U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture to serve on the National Advisory Committee for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers for three two year terms.
Hill continues to be an active volunteer in the community and is a member of numerous organizations. A native of Mississippi, Hill received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi. She maintains residences in Mississippi and Virginia with her two children.
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