New York

Welcome to the New York Farm Service Agency Website

Our New York FSA staff works hard every day to ensure that New York farmers have the information they need to participate in federally funded agricultural programs. FSA-administered programs benefit all Americans by providing stability for our agricultural producers, thus helping ensure a safe, abundant and affordable supply of food and fiber. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about FSA programs and services.

In New York, the State Office is located in Syracuse, New York. County Service Centers are located in 39 New York towns and serve the needs of area farmers. For County Office phone numbers and addresses access the County Information pages.

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FSA is Hiring in New York

The New York USDA-Farm Service Agency is an exciting and rewarding place to start, build and/or continue your professional career and currently we have vacancies for 2 County Office Trainee (COT) positions.  COT Trainees will become County Executive Directors (CED) after successfully completing a twelve-month training program. County Office FSA offices are managed by a CED to oversee farm programs and administrative operations.

This opportunity offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package including paid sick leave and annual leave, life and health insurance, a savings and investment plan (401K type), and a Federal retirement plan.

Helpful tips if you are interested in applying:

  • Email or call Nancy Malagisi for any questions relating to the position. She can be reached by: Phone: (315) 477-6344 or Email:
  • To apply and find a complete description of the position announcement, visit: (please read the entire announcement and instructions before you begin).
  • The application process will take time. Serious applicants will not want to wait until the last minute to apply for this position. Make certain to follow all of the criteria requested and directions provided.
  • When applying, USA Jobs works better (less chance of timing out issues) using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.
  • If applicants receive an email confirmation, it means they have a complete application.  If you do not receive this confirmation email, then you need to go back into this job posting and it will provide the status of your application.  You will need to complete the missing steps and submit again.
  • If you are graduating this upcoming May 2019, you can apply!  However, please note that you will need to submit an unofficial copy of your College Transcript in the application process. If selected, you will be required to submit your official and completed transcript prior to your start and enter on duty date. The “How to Apply” section for instructions on submitting the transcript will guide you through this process.  To qualify for a Grade level 5, you need a college degree, and since you are submitting an unofficial transcript, be sure to check the grade level 5 box, since the unofficial transcript will serve in lieu of the college degree.
  • Application period closes April 29, 2019!

If this opportunity seems like a good fit, please reach out to us with any further questions about the open positions. We are excited to add additional members to our team, to help achieve our overall mission of supporting the well-being of New York agriculture!

FSA Calendar
May 1Deadline to certify MFP Production to county office
May 10Deadline for LGM-Dairy Producer to sign up for 2018 MPP Coverage
May 24Deadline to purchase 2019 NAP buy-up coverage
May 27All officed closed for Memorial Day holiday
May 31Marketing Assistance Loan Deadline for prior year corn, soybeans, grain sorghum, and sunflower seed

New York Farm Loan Program Handbooks
NY 1-FLP Handbook
NY 2-FLP Handbook
NY 3-FLP Handbook
NY 4-FLP Handbook
NY 5-FLP Handbook

State Executive Director:
Clark Putman 

New York State Committee:
Judi Whittaker, Chairperson 
Michael Bittel
Lawrence Eckhardt
Theodore Furber
Barbara Hanselman

Contact the State Office at:

New York State FSA Office
441 South Salina Street
Suite 536
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-477-6300
Fax: 315-477-6323