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.
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Over the fall of 2014 and earlier this winter, FSA and Extension held a number of MPP-Dairy and ARC/PLC training sessions around the state. If you were unable to make it to a local meeting, or if you would like to revisit the training information provided by FSA and University of Minnesota Extension, an online version of this training is now available.
This training, developed and delivered by Minnesota FSA and University of Minnesota Extension, provides helpful information regarding the program policy behind these programs and the strategies for making decisions that work best for your operation. To view this online training, visit http://farmbill.umn.edu.
The State Committee reviews state office operations and makes decisions on how programs are applied statewide. Appeals of County Committee decisions are heard at the State Committee level. The members of the Minnesota State Committee are:
375 Jackson Street, Suite 400
St. Paul, MN 55101