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John Litz, State Executive Director

State Executive Director

John Litz

John Litz

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579 U.S. Courthouse
801 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 277-2600
(855) 494-7764

John Litz was appointed by the Biden Administration to serve as the State Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Tennessee in January 2022.

Litz is a second-generation farmer who raises 3,000 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat, turf grass, and operated a vineyard near Morristown, Tennessee. Previously, Litz managed animal health and assisted with row crop management for a 2,500+ head feed lot operation.

He has been involved in several organizations including the University of Tennessee Agriculture Regional Advisory Committee, BPOE (Elks Lodge), and numerous Farm Bureau committees, locally and statewide.

Litz also served four terms in the State House of Representatives for Hamblen County where he served on the agriculture committee, state and local government committee, election subcommittee, and was an officer as a freshman on the calendar and rules committee.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Litz and his wife Kathy have been married seven years and live in Morristown on the farm that has been in the family since 1921. Kathy’s son Jake lives in San Diego where he works as a master brewer. In his free time, Litz enjoys traveling.