Calling All Farmers Interested in Getting Involved with the Community

FSAIf you know someone interested in serving on a local Indiana Farm Service Agency County Committee, now is the time to submit that person’s name as a nominee for the 2015 County Committee Elections. Act fast because you only have until the beginning of August to submit your nomination.

FSA Indiana State Executive Director Julia Wickard has some advice for farmers, or friends of farmers interested in filling one of these positions, “From now through August 3rd you can nominate a candidate for your local FSA county committee and almost anyone participating or cooperating in an FSA program and of legal voting age can be nominated. Download the nomination form from our website or pick one up at your local FSA office.”

Indiana has a big focus on agriculture and by becoming an active member of the FSA you get to be a part of generations of Hoosier farmers who served to assist their communities. Wickard explained the importance of having local members serve on these committees, “FSA county committees are a vital link between the farm community and the US Department of Agriculture. Through the county committee system, farmers have a voice and their opinions and ideas are heard. So make a difference today by nominating a fellow farmer.”

The deadline to submit nominations is August 3rd, all forms must be postmarked or delivered to the county office by that date. Chances are, you know someone perfect for one of these positions. Get your application by following this link and send in your nomination as soon as possible.