Farm Service Agency COC nominations open [UPDATED]Published 9:44am Monday, July 22, 2013 Updated 11:51am Monday, July 22, 2013
The West Otter Tail FSA Office is preparing for the County Committee (COC) election to be held this fall. West Otter Tail is divided into three Local Administrative Areas (LAA’s). Each LAA is represented by one member on the County Committee.
Nominations will be accepted from eligible individuals residing in townships from the Local Administrative Area No. 3: Friberg, Maine, Amor, Sverdrup, Everts, Clitherall, Nidaros, Eagle Lake, Leaf Mountain, and Effington townships.
Eligible nominees should be actively participating in FSA programs. Participation from members of under presented groups such as our female producers or beginning farmers are encouraged.
FSA county committees play a vital and relevant role in delivering important farm programs. Your participation in the election process is an important part of the county committee system that serves all producers.
Nomination forms are available on our website or from the FSA County Office.
Forms must be postmarked or delivered to your county office by Aug. 1. Voting takes place this fall. Contact Leon Johnson at the West Otter Tail FSA Office with questions concerning the nomination and election process.
County committees consist of three to five elected members who serve three-year terms.
County committees consist of three to five elected members who serve three-year terms. Committees may also have one or more female or minority advisors to further represent the local interests of women and minority farmers and ranchers.