Farm Service Agency Program Updates for Greenville and Pickens Counties, SC - Nominations Open for 2019 Committee Elections

July 27, 2019

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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: 864-920-6407
Fax: 855-589-8995

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

Acting Farm Loan Manager:    
Ashley Acuff
Ashley.acuff@usda.gov

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

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

Next County Committee Meeting:  To Be Announced

Nominations Open for the 2019 County Committee Elections (Greenville County - Above Interstate 85)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages all farmers, ranchers, and FSA program participants in Local Administrative Area (LAA #3), which includes all of Greenville County located above interstate 85 to take part in the Greenville/Pickens FSA County Committee election nomination process.

FSA’s county committees are a critical component of the day-to-day operations of FSA and allow grassroots input and local administration of federal farm programs.

Committees are comprised of locally elected agricultural producers responsible for the fair and equitable administration of FSA farm programs in their counties. Committee members are accountable to the Secretary of Agriculture. If elected, members become part of a local decision making and farm program delivery process.

A county committee is composed of three to 11 elected members from local administrative areas (LAA). Each member serves a three-year term. One-third of the seats on these committees are open for election each year. This year, producers in Greenville County areas above Interstate 85 will be electing a representative to serve for the next three years.

County committees may have an appointed advisor to further represent the local interests of underserved farmers and ranchers. Underserved producers are beginning, women and other minority farmers and ranchers and landowners and/or operators who have limited resources.