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USDA appoints Georgia Farm Service Agency state committee

by Georgia FSA

Posted on Mar 22, 2023 at 0:00 AM

On March 17, the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced appointees who will serve on the Georgia FSA state committee.

Members of the FSA state committee are appointed by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and are responsible for the oversight of farm programs and county committee operations, resolving program delivery appeals from the agriculture community, maintaining cooperative relations with industry stakeholders, keeping producers informed about FSA programs and operating in a manner consistent with USDA equal opportunity and civil rights policies.

Each FSA state committee is comprised of three to five members including a designated chairperson. The individuals appointed to serve on this committee for Georgia are: Committee Chair William (Bill) Brim, Tifton; Reese Thompson, Vidalia; and Lindy Savelle, Ochlocknee,

Brim and Thompson were previously announced as appointees and have been serving on the committee since June 2, 2022.

“The FSA state committee members play an integral role in the continuity of operations, equitable and inclusive program administration and ensure the overall integrity of services to the nation’s agricultural producers,” said Marcus Graham, FSA Deputy Administrator for Field Operations.  “These individuals have proven themselves to be leaders, early adopters and key influencers in the agriculture industry in their respective states – qualities that will serve them well in these key Biden-Harris Administration leadership positions.

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