INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Nov. 8, 2017 – The Trump Administration recently appointed Steve Brown as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Indiana Farm Service Agency (FSA). Brown joined the Indiana FSA team on Monday, Oct. 30.

Trump Administration Appoints Steve Brown to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Indiana

Contact:  Donna Ferguson
317-290-3315
donna.ferguson@in.usda.gov

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Nov. 8, 2017 – The Trump Administration recently appointed Steve Brown as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Indiana Farm Service Agency (FSA). Brown joined the Indiana FSA team on Monday, Oct. 30.

Brown has a strong background in agriculture and is familiar with FSA programs. He is a former USDA employee with 32 years of experience working in Porter and Carroll counties as well as the Indiana FSA State Office. Along with working for USDA, Brown spent over 30 years working on the family farm. Brown offers a wide range of farm program experience and looks forward to assisting farmers in Indiana.

The Farm Service Agency serves farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs. The agency offers farmers a strong safety net through the administration of farm commodity and disaster programs. FSA continues to conserve natural resources and also provides credit to agricultural producers who are unable to receive private, commercial credit, including special emphasis on beginning, underserved and women farmers and ranchers.

Under the direction of Secretary Sonny Perdue, the USDA will always be facts-based and data-driven, with a decision-making mindset that is customer-focused. Secretary Perdue leads the USDA with four guiding principles: to maximize the ability of American agriculture to create jobs, sell foods and fiber, and feed and clothe the world; to prioritize customer service for the taxpayers; to ensure that our food supply is safe and secure; and to maintain good stewardship of the natural resources that provide us with our miraculous bounty. And understanding that we live in a global economy where trade is of top importance, Secretary Perdue has pledged to be an unapologetic advocate for American agriculture.

As SED, Brown will use his leadership experience to oversee FSA programs in a customer-focused manner to ensure a safe, affordable, abundant and nutritious food supply for consumers.

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