Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections
Important Dates and Deadlines for Producers
|December 1, 2019||Non-Insured Assist Program (NAP) Honey Application Deadline|
|December 2, 2019||County Committee Ballots must be returned/postmarked in the County Office Open|
|December 6, 2019||Deadline for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP)|
|December 13, 2019||2020 DMC Enrollment Deadline|
|January 1, 2020||Offices Closed|
|January 2, 2020||Final Reporting Date for Honey|
|January 2, 2020||Non-Insured Assist Program (NAP) Maple Sap Application Deadline|
|January 15, 2020||Final Acreage reporting Date for Apples, Grapes, Peaches and Pears|
|March 15, 2020||2019 ARC/PLC Enrollment Deadline|
|March 15, 2020||Non-Insured Assist Program (NAP) Annual/Spring-Planted fruits and Vegetables Application Deadline|
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|Pennsylvania Fact Sheets|
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Welcome to the Pennsylvania Farm Service Agency's home on the web. With over 7.8 million acres of farmland, 58,000 farms, and $1.9 billion in agriculture exports annually, Pennsylvania has a thriving and vibrant 'ag' industry. FSA County Offices located throughout the Commonwealth deliver a variety of congressionally authorized credit and commodity programs to all of Pennsylvania's farmers and producers. For fiscal year 2015, the Pennsylvania FSA provided over $113 million in farm assistance program and loan payments. Through the administration of these programs FSA works to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for rural Americans. See FSA At Work Across Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania's State Office is located in Harrisburg while our 37 County Offices serve the needs of local farmers and ranchers. Our staff work diligently in support of the FSA mission: equitably serving all farmers, ranchers and producers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans. Please visit our website periodically to obtain the most up-to-date agriculture information affecting you in Pennsylvania.
Front Row: State Executive Director Gary Groves, State Committee Chair Bonnie Wenger.
Gary Groves was appointed by the Trump Administration to serve as the State Executive Director of the Pennsylvania USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in November 2017.
Groves was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised in Indiana. He attended the Purdue University College of Agriculture, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science.
After graduating from Purdue, Groves worked as a district manager for the Ralston-Purina company in the Purina Chow division. He went on to work in an AO Smith Harvestore dealership in Ohio, and later Pennsylvania. He then did sales and management leadership training for Sales Acceleration in Indiana. Since then, he formed his own consulting firm focusing on leadership training and recruiting. During the George W. Bush administration, Groves was appointed state director for Pennsylvania USDA Rural Development.
Groves has served on the Governor’s Rural Advisory Committee for Pennsylvania and is a past director of the Pennsylvania Draft Horse Association. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Children’s Service Center, an organization for troubled children in Northeast Pennsylvania.
Groves currently resides on a farm in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, were he breeds Belgian draft horses and raises lambs and cattle for 4-H projects for his grandchildren.
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced the individuals who will serve on the Pennsylvania USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) state committee. The state committee is responsible for the oversight of farm programs and county committee operations, resolving appeals from the agriculture community, and helping to keep producers informed about FSA programs.
Each state committee has five members, one chairperson and four members. The individuals appointed to serve on this committee include:
Committee Chair Bonnie Wenger - Lebanon
George Greig - Linesville
Doug Graybill - Granville Summit
Barron "Boots" Hetherington - Ringtown
Bill Hoover - Tyrone
Pennsylvania State Farm Service Agency
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