Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections Launch June 14
The nomination period for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committees runs June 14 through Aug. 1, 2019, and elections will take place starting in November.
County committees are unique to FSA and serve as a direct link between agricultural communities across the country and USDA. Committees make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally. Their input is vital on how FSA carries out disaster programs, as well as conservation, commodity and price support programs, county office employment and other agricultural issues.
Throughout the nomination period, we’ll introduce you to county committee members from around the nation. To see their stories and to learn more on FSA county committees, visit fsa.usda.gov/elections.
Steven E. Brown
|Back Row L to R|
Allen Buchanan, Member
Clint Orr, Member
Kirk Perkins, Member
|Front Row L to R|
Bill Gelfius, Member
Ken Rulon, Chairperson
March 15 --- Annual spring/summer planted crops not limited to: Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Canola, Cantaloupes, Carrots, Cauliflower, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Greens, Herbs, Honeydew, Lettuce, Oats, Okra, Onions, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radishes, Sorghum, Soybeans, Squash, Tomatillos, Tomatoes, Watermelon
May 1 --- Nursery (ornamental nursery and non-ornamental propagation nursery) for the crop year June 1 - May 31
September 1 --- Value Loss Crops for the following year (flowers for fresh cut, onion sets, turfgrass sod, Christmas trees, aquaculture, ginseng, mushrooms, etc.)
September 30 --- Garlic, Wheat, Barley, Rye and Mint for the following year's crop
November 15 --- Perennial Grazing and Forage Crops (alfalfa, grass, mixed forages, clover, etc.)
November 20 --- Apples, Apricots, Aronia (Chokeberry), Asparagus, Blueberries, Caneberries, Cherries, Grapes, Hops, Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Strawberries
December 1 --- Honey for the following year
United States Department of Agriculture
Farm Service Agency
5981 Lakeside Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46278