Programs

North Carolina Office of the Director
  • Lorraine Dillard, Interim State Executive Director
  • Mike Eaves, Administrative Officer
  • Paula Nicholls, Farm Loan Chief
  • Robert Satterfield, Farm Programs Chief
  • Ralph Price, Supervisory Agricultural Specialist
  • Nimasheena Burns, State Public Affairs and Outreach Specialist
  • Adele Fulcher, County Operations Reviewer
  • Lisa Furlow, SED Secretary

The North Carolina Farm Service Agency (FSA) is an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that serves all farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective and efficient agricultural programs for all Americans. FSA serves all 100 counties utilizing 72 county offices.

District Director Map


North Carolina Farm Loan Programs

Farm Loan Programs

Contact: North Carolina State FLP Division: (919) 875-4850

Appraisers
Helpful Farm Loan Fact Sheets

Farm Loans Overview
Microloans
Farm Loan Information Chart
Loans for Beginning and New Farmers
Emergency Loan Program

North Carolina Loan Information

On June 30, 2016, 1178 borrowers were indebted under the Direct Loan program, and 1384 borrowers had loans Guaranteed by the agency in North Carolina. In the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, the agency made a total of 638 loans, direct and guaranteed for a total of $95,213,068. See our loan information chart which describes maximum loan amounts, rates, term, and use of proceeds

All loans are processed through FSA local farm loan offices. Producers should first contact these offices for specific information or for applications. For information on contacting your local county office, click the "county offices" button on this page. You can also find your local Farm Loan Staff on the below map.


North Carolina Farm Programs

Aerial Photography

Select the link above for more information on aerial photography and the Aerial Photography Field Office.


Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA)

Any foreign person who acquires or transfers any interest, other than a security interest, in agricultural land shall submit a report to the Secretary of Agriculture. These foreign persons are also required to report changes in land use from nonagricultural to agricultural, agricultural to nonagricultural, non-foreign to foreign, foreign to non-foreign, foreign to foreign and any change in legal addresses. These reports are reported to the Farm Service Agency office.

Contact: Tommy McLamb, Agricultural Program Specialist (919) 875-4833


Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage (ARC/PLC)

Contact: Rob Satterfield, Supervisory Agricultural Program Specialist (919) 875-4824


Compliance

The compliance activities relate to agency responsibilities which ensure that producers are in compliance with program regulations in order to be eligible for program benefits. Included in these activities are producer reports of crop acreages and land uses, aerial observation, field inspections and assessing penalties associated with producer violations.

Contact: James Davis, NAP and Compliance Program Specialist (919) 875-4818


Conservation Programs

North Carolina CREP

Contact: Susan Woodall, Conservation Program Specialist (919) 875-4819


Dairy Margin Protection Program

Contact: Ralph Price, Supervisory Agricultural Program Specialist (919) 875-4832


Disaster Assistance Programs

View 2016 NAP Application Closing Dates
View 2017 NAP Application Closing Dates

Contacts:

  • James Davis, NAP and Compliance Program Specialist (919) 875-4818
  • Tommy McLamb, Agricultural Program Specialist (919) 875-4833
  • Susan Woodall, Conservation Program Specialist (919) 875-4819

Energy Programs

Contact: Susan Woodall, Conservation Program Specialist (919) 875-4818


Environmental and Cultural Resource Compliance

Contact: Rob Satterfield, Supervisory Agricultural Program Specialist (919) 875-4824


Farm Reconstitutions (Recons)

A reconstitution is a change in the land and constituting a farm as a result of combining or dividing tracts or farms. Because of crop rotations and diversity in farming, reconstitutions are a vital part of farming in North Carolina. There are many reconstitutions filed throughout the state each year.

Contact: Victor Youngblood, Key Program Specialist (919) 875-4845


MIDAS

Contact: Victor Youngblood, Key Program Specialist (919) 875-4845


Payment Eligibility

Contact: Victor Youngblood, Key Program Specialist (919) 875-4845


Price Support Programs

Contact: Ralph Price, Supervisory Agricultural Program Specialist (919) 875-4832


Public Affairs and Outreach

Contact: Nimasheena Burns, State Public Affairs and Outreach Officer (919) 875-4857

Partnerships 
Brochures
Outreach & Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements
Bridges to Opportunity

As of 2017 Bridges to Opportunity is statewide in North Carolina.

Webinars

More Webinars to Come in 2017. Stay Tuned!!!!!!!!!!!

Past Webinars

How USDA Can Help Beginning Farmers and Ranchers from the Reentry Community

Nov. 2, 2016 at 12 PM EST

Formerly incarcerated individuals who want to get started in farming can get expert guidance from USDA experts in field offices around the country. This webinar will be an opportunity to learn about USDA programs to help new farmers and hear directly from formerly incarcerated individuals who have benefited from USDA resources and expertise. USDA officials will provide an overview of several USDA programs - including microloans, farm storage facility loans, crop insurance, value added producer grants, conservation technical assistance, GAP, EQIP, Food LINC, etc. - that are especially relevant for new and beginning farmers from the reentry community. Hosted by the Farm Service Agency. Recording | Slide Presentation

Programas y Prestamos de la Agencia de Servicio AgriAcola

Nov. 2, 2016 at 3 PM EST

Join FSA employees Jessica Champigny and Richard Cardona for a Spanish-speaking webinar geared toward the Latino community, to provide an overview of programs and loans offered by the Farm Service Agency. Recording| Slide Presentation.

How to Partner and Connect With FSA
Oct. 4, 2016 at 2 PM EDT

The FSA Outreach Division connects with agricultural organizations to help farmers and ranchers around the country start, expand and grow their operation. Learn ways to connect with FSA, sign up to become a partner and develop a relationship that benefits the agricultural community. Register.

The webinar will be recorded for future viewing and can be accessed on www.fsa.usda.gov/outreach.

  • Crop Insurance Capstone: Critical Issues in Crop Insurance Recording Coming Soon
  • Need Commodity Storage? The Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) Can Help Recording.
  • Understanding Receipt for Service Recording
  • Webinar for Bridges to Opportunity Partners Recording | Slide Presentation
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North Carolina Administrative

Administrative provides support to the agency's workforce and include human resources management, leasing office space, budget, financial services and personal property.  North Carolina also serves as an Electronic Distribution System (EDS) location providing printing services to the state as well as other FSA offices.

Contact: Administrative Division: 919-875-4808