Farm Service Agency Program Updates for Greenville and Pickens Counties, SC - Nominations for the 2020 County Committee Elections (Greenville County - Areas Located Below Interstate I-85) Deadline to Submit August 3rd

July 24, 2020

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Greenville and Pickens FSA County Updates


Greenville and Pickens FSA County Office

301 University Ridge, Ste 4700 Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: 864-920-6407
Fax: 855-589-8995

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

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
Brenda Wright
Margaret Harrison, COC Advisor

Next County Committee Meeting:  To Be Announced

Important Dates:  
August 3rd - Final date to submit nomination petitions for COC member to represent LAA #1 (Greenville County - Areas Located Below Interstate I-85).

Nominations for the 2020 County Committee Elections (Greenville County - Areas Located Below Interstate I-85) Deadline to Submit August 3rd

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages all farmers, ranchers, and FSA program participants to take part in the Greenville and 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 elected members from local administrative areas (LAA's). Each member serves a three-year term. One-third of the seats on these committees are open for election each year.

The 2020 election for Greenville and Pickens FSA County Committee will be conducted for the representative for Local Administrative Area (LAA #1) which includes areas located in Greenville County – Below Interstate 85.

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.

All nomination forms for the 2020 election must be postmarked or received in the local USDA service center by August 3, 2020. For more information on FSA county committee elections and appointments, refer to the FSA fact sheet: Eligibility to Vote and Hold Office as a COC Member available online at: www.fsa.usda.gov/elections