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USDA announces FSA state committee appointees

On Jan. 4 U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a slate of Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Committee Appointees. State committees are selected by the secretary, serve at the pleasure of the secretary, and are responsible for carrying out FSA’s farm programs within delegated authorities.

“The state committees will help to ensure USDA is providing our farmers, ranchers, foresters, and agricultural producers with the best customer service,” Secretary Perdue said. “They serve as a liaison between USDA and the producers in each state across the nation by keeping them informed and hearing their appeals and complaints. The committees are made up mostly of active farmers and ranchers, representing their peers and ensuring USDA’s programs are supporting the American harvest.”

For Georgia, the appointees are: Allen Poole, Haralson County (chair); Bo Herndon, Toombs County; Meredith McNair Rogers, Mitchell County and Donnie Smith, Coffee County.

State committees are appointed for a one year term which began on January 1. States that are not listed here or that have incomplete lists will be announced at a later date.