West Virginia


FSA In the Spotlight

Coronavirus and USDA Service Centers

USDA Service Centers in West Virginia will continue to be open for business by phone appointment only and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing. While our program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working with our producers by phone, and using online tools whenever possible. All Service Center visitors wishing to conduct business with FSA are required to call their Service Center to schedule a phone appointment. In the event a Service Center is not currently available to serve customers on location, producers can receive assistance from the closest alternate Service Center by phone. Learn more at farmers.gov/coronavirus.


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Tune in this month to see how #TeamUSDA MVPs can help your land bring its A-game.  #ConservationMadness


Environmental Reviews for Public Comment
West Virginia currently has two environmental reviews for public review and comment by April 10, 2020.  To make comments please see the contact section of the review. The links are listed below.



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Are you interested in getting started into farming and need assistance that connects farm entrepreneurs with programs, services and resources available.
Check out USDA's New and Beginning Farmers Website.

The site features advice and guidance on everything a new farm business owner needs to know, from writing a business plan, to obtaining a loan to grow their business, to filing taxes as a new small business owner, starting or expanding an operation, developing new markets, supporting more effective farming and conservation practices, and having access to relevant training and education opportunities. By answering a series of questions about their operation, farmers can use the site’s Discovery Tool to build a personalized set of recommendations of USDA programs and services that may meet their needs.

To learn more about USDA's New and Beginning Farmers website, visit www.usda.gov/newfarmers.


West Virginia State Executive Director, Roger Dahmer
West Virginia State Executive Director, Roger Dahmer
    Roger Dahmer was appointed by the Trump Administration to serve
    as the state executive director of the West Virginia USDA Farm
    Service Agency (FSA) in February 2018.

    Dahmer’s roots are from the farming country of Pendleton County,
    West Virginia, where he currently resides. He graduated from West
    Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture.
  
    To see the rest of Mr. Dahmer's Biography, click here.  (PDF 336KB)


     
West Virginia FSA State Committee Members
    
West Virginia State Committee (listed below from top left to bottom right in picture)
  • Russell Linger III - Member
  • Sara Wayne - Member
  • Lois Alt - Member
  • Rocky Peck - Member
  • Roger Dahmer - State Executive Director
  • Andrea Lambert - Chairperson

Who we are:

The Farm Service Agency is a federal agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Located in all 50 states, our mission is to help American farmers provide reasonably priced food and fiber to the nation and the world.

In West Virginia, the State Office is located in Morgantown, West Virginia. County Service Centers are located in 23 West Virginia towns and serve the needs of area farmers and ranchers. For County Office phone numbers and addresses please view the County Information Site.

The Farm Service Agency State Committee in West Virginia oversees the activities of the agency. The members are appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture each year. They hear appeals from local farmers and guide the direction of agency policy.


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West Virginia State FSA Office

1550 Earl Core Road, Suite 102
Morgantown, WV 26505-5886
Phone: 304-284-4800
Fax: 855-854-3074

Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.