U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Https

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Massachusetts State Office

State Executive Director

Daniel Smiarowski

Daniel Smiarowski

Read Daniel Smiarowski'

State Office Address

445 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 253-4500

Welcome to the Massachusetts Farm Service Agency Home Page

Massachusetts FSA is proud to continue its strong tradition of customer-based service to Massachusetts farmers and producers. The staff in our seven county offices is committed to securing the highest possible financial assistance from USDA programs through accurate, timely and efficient program delivery. This website can help you learn more about our programs and point you toward your local office so that you can speak directly with staff on how we can be of service.

FSA programs include

  • Commodity price supports
  • Disaster and emergency relief
  • Conservation and environmental programs
  • Farm emergency, ownership, and operating loans – including our new Microloan program which aims to assist small farmers, veterans, and disadvantaged producers

Massachusetts agriculture contributes over $492 million annually to the state’s economy, ranks 5th nationally in direct market sales, and first in the percentage of farms practicing Community Supported Agriculture. Noted for great diversity in both crops and in the nature of farming enterprises, our state has some of the best quality agricultural land in the country with 7,755 farms on over 523,000 total acres. 80% of our farms are family-owned, 95% qualify as "small farms" (under $250,000 in sales), and more new farms are beginning operations each year. Challenges for farmers include high input costs and contending with one of the highest farmland values in the U.S. at $10,600 per acre.


Staff

State Executive Director: Daniel Smiarowski
District Director: Katie Bodzinski
Executive Officer: Lori Carver
Farm Loan Chief: Eric Bodzinski
Farm Loan Specialist: Robert Wigmore
Program Specialist: John Devine
Program Technology Specialist: Thomas Cairns
Outreach Coordinator: Bailey Stokes

Massachusetts State Committee

Committee Chair: Nathan L'Etoile - Northfield 
Christopher Grant - Essex
Melissa "Missy" Leab - Hancock
Linda Rinta - West Wareham
Philip Stevens - Barre

In the Spotlight

Sign up for Level 2 eAuthentication Access

Farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers have new online options to access U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs. Through USDA’s new streamlined process, producers doing business as an individual can now register, track and manage program applications on the secure and convenient  www.farmers.gov. USDA eAuthentication does not have the mechanism to issue login accounts to businesses, corporations, other entities, or for anyone acting on behalf of another individual or entity. Producers, doing business as an individual, first need to sign up for Level 2 eAuthentication access.

  • Step 1: Create an online account at www.eauth.usda.gov
  • Step 2: Complete identity verification by either using the online self-service identity verification method or by completing the identity verification in person at your USDA Service Center.
  • Step 3: Contact your local USDA Service Center to have your new Level 2 account linked with your USDA customer record.
  • Step 4:  You’re enrolled and ready to log in.

Users with a secure Level 2 eAuthentication ID, linked to their USDA customer record, can apply for select USDA programs, view and print farm maps and farm records data. Enrolling is easy! Visit farmers.gov/sign-in to learn more. To locate a service center near you or use online services not requiring eAuthentication access, visit www.farmers.gov. For technical assistance, call the eAuthentication help desk at 1-800-457-3642.