The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency is seeking candidates for an upcoming farmer- and rancher-elected county committee election. The Franklin County FSA office will accept nominations through Aug. 3.
FSA county committee members supply the local voice of farmers and ranchers to the federal farm programs, bringing local knowledge of farming practices, prices and conditions to program implementation.
All interested agricultural producers are encouraged to seek nomination. Eligible candidates must participate or cooperate in any FSA program and be of legal voting age.
Members serve on staggered three-year terms so that a third of the seats are up for re-election each year. Elected county committee members receive an hourly wage for their attendance and representation at county committee meetings.
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Additional information and nomination forms may be requested from the Franklin County Farm Service Agency office. To learn more or to obtain a nomination form, visit www.fsa.usda.gov/wa.