WASHINGTON, D.C. — The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that it will accept nominations for County Committee positions from June 14 through August 1.

Members of the Farm Service Agency County Committee are a vital part of the FSA and how the organization interacts with producers on a local level.

In a press release Tuesday, the FSA explained that nominations include minority agriculture groups such as beginning farms, minority ranchers and farmers producers and women.

To be eligible for a nomination, a farmer must be actively participating in an FSA program. Farmers and ranchers may vote for others or themselves.

Once elected, a committee member will serve a three year term and meet with their fellow members once a month. Committees vary in size, from three to 11 members.

According to the press release, the Farm Service Agency relies heavily on the County Committees to help make decisions on conservation practices, commodity and price support programs and other agricultural issues.

To learn more about the FSA County Committee, visit the Farm Service Agencies’ website.