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Georgia State Office

State Executive Director

Arthur L. Tripp, Jr.

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State Office Address

355 East Hancock Ave
STOP 100
Athens, Georgia 30601-2775
(706) 546-2266
(855) 409-5735

Welcome to the Georgia FSA Website!

The Farm Service Agency is a federal agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Located in all 50 states, our mission is to help American farmers provide reasonably priced food and fiber to the nation and the world. For more information or to sign up for one of our programs, please click HERE to locate your local FSA County Office. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with your agricultural need.!

2023 Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is officially underway and lasts until November 30th. USDA encourages producers to prepare and protect their family and agricultural operations.

Please Note: Due to long standing federal law, producers should not perform any cleanup efforts until an environmental evaluation has been completed by your local county office unless there is an immediate threat to human life. Failure to comply could jeopardize a producer's payment eligibility.

For more information please visit Hurricane Preparation and Recovery Resources | Farmers.gov or contact your local USDA Service Center.

Inflation Reduction Act Section 22007-Discrimination Financial Assistance Program

The Discrimination Financial Assistance Program is a new program, authorized by Section 22007(e) of the Inflation Reduction Act, that will provide financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who experienced discrimination in USDA farm lending programs prior to 2021.

Details about the program, including an application and e-filing portal, are available at 22007apply.gov. Applicants can also call the free call center at 1-800-721-0970

Filing an application is FREE and does not require a lawyer. The application period is open and runs through October 31, 2023.

Georgia Environmental Assessments For Public Review

Colquitt County Georgia | Watson Timber-Samuel & Emily Watson

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service
Agency (FSA) proposed action is to execute a partial release of 71.59 acres for the purpose of timber harvesting with stumping, drilling an 8” deep well, and installing 3 pivots to increase agricultural productivity. Which 20.7 acres has been determined to be wetlands. The trees will be harvested but the stumps will remain in Colquitt County, Georgia. The farm property is 180-acres, and is located Land Lot 472, 473, 494, & 495 of the 8th Land District of Colquitt County, Georgia. The physical address is 256 Turner Road, Coolidge, GA 31738, and GPS coordinates N 31.0683264 W -83.8195594.

Assessment File: Watson Timber-Samuel & Emily Watson

Georgia State Committee 

The Georgia Farm Service Agency State Committee members are appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture and they oversee the farm program activities of the agency. 

The State Committee's responsibilities extend over many areas within the agency: FSA and CCC commodity and conservation programs, COC operations, policy determinations, and helping to keep the public informed of FSA program availability. Each State Committee is made up of five members. The individuals appointed to serve on this committee include:

Georgia State Committee 

William (Bill) Brim

Reese Thompson

Lindy Savelle

Job Vacancy Announcements 


Click the link above to be directed to the Usajobs.gov site where you will find the most current FSA job openings for Georgia.

Conduct FSA Business Online

With a USDA Customer Level 2 eAuth Account you can have the one stop access to your USDA program participation information.

Language Interpretation Available at USDA Service Centers

We offer free interpretation services for Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service assistance at your local USDA Service Center. Tell us your preferred language, and the USDA team member will call an interpreter to get the discussion started. Contact the RI USDA Service Center at 401-828-3120 Option 2. If you are not from Georgia, find your local Service Center at farmers.gov/service-center-locator.

For crop insurance, interpretation services are available through Approved Insurance Providers. Find an insurance agent by using our Agent Locator.

Find translated USDA materials at farmers.gov/translations.

Sign Up For a Farm Serial Number 

Check out our checklist on how to obtain a Farm Number HERE!

Stay Connected with USDA


You can subscribe to receive important Georgia FSA News Releases in your email or urgent local notices on your mobile device. 
CLICK HERE to sign up or access your current subscriptions. 

Sign Up For FSA Fence Post for Daily Updates

The Farm Service Agency Fence Post is an online newsletter that is updated on an almost daily basis. It contains articles of interest on the agency's programs and departments, as well as success stories from the field. To access Fence Post, visit http://fsa.blogs.govdelivery.com/. Producers can sign up for weekly Fence Post updates by putting an email address in the box that says "Get Email Updates".

Federal Holidays (Observed) 

January 2, 2023 USDA Service Center-closed New Year's 
January 16, 2023 USDA Service Centers-closed Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
February 20, 2023 USDA Service Centers-closed Washington's Birthday
May 29, 2023 USDA Service Centers-closed Memorial Day
June 19, 2023 USDA Service Centers-closed Juneteenth
July 4, 2023 USDA Service Centers-closed Independence Day
September 4, 2023 USDA Service Centers-closed Labor Day
October 9, 2023 USDA Service Centers-closed Columbus Day
November 10, 2023 USDA Service Centers-closed Veterans Day
November 23, 2023 USDA Service Centers-closed Thanksgiving Day
December 25, 2023 USDA Service Centers-closed Christmas Day