Pella Chronicle

Agriculture

June 16, 2013

County Committee Nomination Period Begins June 17

Pella — Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers may begin nominating eligible candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency county committees, announced Angela K. Vos, County Executive Director for the Marion County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Office. 

“County committees play a vital role in the administration of federal farm programs and the positive effect they have on rural communities,” said Vos.

FSA county committees make decisions on commodity price support loans, conservation programs, disaster programs, employing county executive directors and other significant agricultural issues. This year East Knoxville, West Knoxville, Clay, Indiana and Liberty townships will be selecting a representative for the County Committee. 

To hold office as a county committee member, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area in which the person is a candidate, among other requirements.

Individuals may nominate themselves or others as candidates. Additionally, organizations representing minorities and women may nominate candidates.

All nominees must sign nomination form FSA-669A, which includes a statement that the nominee agrees to serve if elected. Form FSA-669A is available at USDA Service Centers and online at: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/elections. All nomination forms for the 2013election must be postmarked or received in the local USDA Service Center by close of business on August 1, 2013.

The county committee nomination period begins June 17, 2013. Voting takes place in the fall.  Ballots will be mailed to eligible voters by November 4, 2013. The final day to return voted ballots to the local USDA Service Center is December 2, 2013. Newly elected county committee members take office January 1, 2014.

Become involved by nominating and voting in the local County Committee.  For more information on the County Committee election process, eligibility requirements, or other programs administered by FSA contact the Marion County FSA Office at 641-842-3168 or visit FSA on-line at:  www.fsa.usda.gov.  

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