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: Vacant
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/.
Lead Your FSA: 2018 FSA County Committee Election – Vote Today!
Elections are taking place now for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees. Eligible voters started receiving ballots the week of Nov. 5, 2018.
Producers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program to be eligible to vote in the county committee election. Farmers and ranchers who supervise and conduct the farming operations of an entire farm, but are not of legal voting age, may also be eligible to vote.
County committees are unique to FSA and serve as a direct link between agricultural communities across the country and USDA.
Stop by your local FSA office to learn about the candidates running in your area or look for information in your local FSA GovDelivery monthly electronic bulletin. Not receiving our emails? Sign up today!
Make your vote count! All ballots must be returned to your local FSA office, or postmarked no later than, Dec. 3, 2018.
For more information on FSA county committees, visit www.fsa.usda.gov/elections
2018 Elections are 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: www.farmers.gov
You can also call or visit for information about programs and loans. FSA can also help connect you with a SCORE mentor who can provide free consulting on busines planning, marketing, exploring new options, and more.
Important Election Dates
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.