Farm Service Agency Program Updates for Greenville and Pickens Counties, SC

October 2018

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Greenville and Pickens FSA County Updates


Greenville and Pickens FSA County Office

301 University Ridge, Suite 4700 Greenville, SC  29601

Phone: 864-467-2798, ext. 2
Fax: 855-589-8995

County Executive Director: Glenn Thomas glenn.thomas@sc.usda.gov

Farm Loan Manager:
Robert Parris Robert.parris@sc.usda.gov

Program Technicians:
Marina Pariente, Lead FP PT
Kelly Moon, FLP PT

County Committee:
Rocky Burdett, Chairperson
Jeff Pepper
James A. Scott, III
Margaret Harrison, COC Advisor

Next County Committee Meeting:  To Be Announced

FSA Encourages Pickens County Farmers and Ranchers to Vote in the Upcoming County Committee Elections

Eligible Voters in Pickens County:

The 2018 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections will begin on November 5th, when ballots will be mailed to eligible voters in Local Administrative Area #2 (Pickens County). The deadline to return the ballots to the Greenville and Pickens FSA County office is December 3, 2018.

County committee members are an important component of the operations of FSA and provide a link between the agricultural community and USDA. Farmers and ranchers elected to county committees help deliver FSA programs at the local level, applying their knowledge and judgment to make decisions on commodity price support programs; conservation programs; incentive indemnity and disaster programs for some commodities; emergency programs and eligibility. FSA committees operate within official regulations designed to carry out federal laws.

To be an eligible voter, farmers and ranchers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program. A person who is not of legal voting age but supervises and conducts the farming operations of an entire farm, may also be eligible to vote.

Eligible voters in Pickens County, who do not receive a ballot can obtain one from the Greenville and Pickens FSA Office. December 3, 2018, is the last day for voters to submit ballots in person to local USDA Service Centers. Ballots returned by mail must also be postmarked no later than December 3rd. Newly elected committee members will take office January 1, 2019.

The candidates in this year’s election for LAA #2 (Pickens County) are: