Connecticut State Farm Service Agency
344 Merrow Road Suite B
Tolland, CT 06084
Phone: (860) 871-4090
Fax: (855) 934-2463
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
State Executive Director: Clark Chapin
District Director: Ross Eddy
Administrative Officer: Doris G. Ostrowski
Administrative Specialist: Rebecca Palmer
Program Specialist: Sarah Fournier
Farm Loan Chief: Julie Kolodji
Outreach Specialist: Dawn S. Pindell
The Connecticut State FSA Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 am at the CT State Office on Merrow Road in Tolland. Confirm with the State Office at 860-871-4090.
Bonnie Burr, Chair
Farm Service Agency works hard to get information to you in a timely manner regarding our programs and policies. This news bulletin provides a list of important FSA annual policy reminders. Many of these reminders include important information that will assist you in maintaining federal farm program eligibility for your operation. Sending all program reminders in this one, nationally-issued news bulletin places all of these annual reminders in one location providing a single reference to specific things you must do to remain eligible for USDA programs.
Remember, whenever you have questions you can always contact your local FSA office offices.usda.gov, look online at the FSA website www.fsa.usda.gov or ask a specific question online at http://askfsa.custhelp.com/.
Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections
The nomination period for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committees runs June 15 through Aug. 1, 2018, and elections will take place starting in November.
Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster assistance, conservation, commodity, and price support programs as well as other important farm program issues.
County committee members are a valuable asset because they are comprised of local producers who participate in FSA programs themselves and have a direct connection to farmers in the community.
County committees are unique to FSA and serve as a direct link between agricultural communities across the country and USDA. FSA’s been across the country interviewing current committee members to spotlight their involvement in their county. Read what they have to say and check back each week.
2018 Elections will be taking place in the following Local Administrative Areas (LAA), contact your local FSA County Office to inquire if your town is in one of these areas, and to discuss eligiblity for serving on the County Committee:
Find your local USDA Service Center at: www.farmers.gov; and call or visit for information about elections, programs and loans. FSA can also help connect you with a SCORE mentor who can provide free consuling on busines planning, marketing, exploring new options, and more.
Important Election Dates
June 15, 2018-The Nomination period begins. Request for nomination forms from the local USDA Service Center or obtain online at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/elections
August 1, 2018-Last day to file nomination forms at the local USDA Service Center
November 5, 2018-Ballots Mailed to eligible voters
December 3, 2018-Last day to return voted ballots to the USDA Service Center
January 1, 2019-Newly elected county committee members take office
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.