County FSA Committee election announced

by | May 31, 2011 9:16 pm

   The County FSA Committee election for LAA 1 will be held this

year on December 5, 2011.  Eligible voters have the right to

nominate candidate(s) of their choice.  Nomination forms may be

obtained at the Emanuel County FSA Office, 145 N. Anderson Drive,

Swainsboro, GA.  Each form submitted must be:

   • Limited to 1 nominee

   • Signed by the nominee, indicating willingness

to serve, if elected

   • Postmarked or delivered to the County FSA

Office no later than August 1, 2011

   Any nominee should be currently engaged in the operation of a

farm or ranch and be well qualified for committee work.

   A producer is eligible to be a County FSA Committee member if

the producer lives in the LAA up for election and is an eligible

voter.  COUNTY COMMITTEE MEMBERS MAY NOT HOLD POSITIONS IN

CERTAIN FARM AND COMMODITY ORGANIZATIONS IF THESE POSITIONS POSE A

CONFLICT OF INTEREST WITH FSA DUTIES.  These positions

include functional officers such as president, vice president,

secretary, and positions on boards or executive committees. 

Additional information of eligibility to hold office may be

obtained at the County FSA Office.

   The duties of the County FSA Committee member include:

   • Informing farmer and ranchers of the purpose

and provisions of the FSA programs

   • Keeping the State FSA Committee informed of

LAA conditions

   • Recommending needed changes in farm

programs

   • Participating in county meetings as

necessary

   • Performing other duties as assigned by the

State FSA Committee.

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