This announcement is for all farmers, ranchers, owners, operators, tenants, sharecroppers, and others who are eligible to vote in the upcoming Farm Service Agency County Committee election.
The 2013 Stearns County FSA election will be held in Local Administrative Area (LAA) #1, which includes the following townships: Brockway, Collegeville, Fairhaven, LeSauk, Lynden, Luxemburg, Maine Prairie, Rockville, Saint Augusta, Saint Cloud, Saint Joseph, Saint Wendel, and Wakefield.
All eligible voters in LAA #1 may nominate candidates of their choice by completing a nomination petition (FSA-669A) and returning it to the Stearns County FSA Office by Aug. 1, 2013. If you’ve ever thought about running for the county committee, the time to get moving is now. The FSA county committee makes important decisions that affect all area producers – and the committee needs to represent each and every one of them.
The FSA County Committee administers the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s programs at the local level, and as agriculture, markets, and government policies change, these decisions are increasingly important to your operation. Your voice - your participation - is needed more than ever.
For further information, contact your local Farm Service Agency office.