Farm Service Agency election in Polk County on Dec. 7
Published 4:47 pm Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Kelly Springs, County Director of USDAs Farm Service Agency in Henderson, Polk, and Transylvania counties, reminds farmers and other eligible voters to cast ballots in the local FSA County Committee elections before Dec. 7.
“It is crucial that all farmers vote in this election to give them a voice in how FSA programs are administered in our area,” said Springs.
Ballots were mailed to eligible voters earlier this month. Eligible producers who did not receive ballots should contact their local FSA offices immediately.
This years elections are for townships of Mill Spring in Polk
Ballots must be returned to FSA offices or postmarked by Dec. 7, 2009. Elections may be challenged by nominees within 15 days after the results of an election are posted. Newly elected committee members and alternates take office Jan. 1, 2010.
FSA committee members play an important role in their communities by making decisions on commodity price support loans and payments; conservation and disaster programs, and other important issues.
Every committee has three to five elected members. More than 8,000 County Committee members serve in more than 2,300 FSA offices nationwide. This year, approximately one-third of those seats are up for election.County and Mills River in Henderson County.