ST. PAUL, Minn. – Nov. 07, 2017- The Trump Administration recently appointed Joe Martin as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA). Martin will join the Minnesota FSA team on Monday, November 13.

Trump Administration Appoints Joe Martin to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Nov. 07, 2017- The Trump Administration recently appointed Joe Martin as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA). Martin will join the Minnesota FSA team on Monday, November 13.

Martin is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He has nearly 20 years of experience working within the non-profit, government and private sectors of agriculture, including time with the Minnesota and American Farm Bureau Federations. He has also served as an appointed assistant commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and worked as an independent agriculture consultant. Martin is a lifelong Minnesotan, raised on a farm in Central Minnesota. He now lives in rural LeSueur County where his family farms and where he and his wife, Staci, run a small cattle operation.

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, Martin 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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