Dooly/Crisp County Farm Service Agency holds county committee election informational meeting

Published 3:06 pm Monday, June 10, 2024

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Jon L. Bloodworth, in Dooly-Crisp County reminds farmers and landowners that FSA is hosting an informational meeting regarding the 2024 County Committee Election process on:

Thursday June 20, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday July 16, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. for those who are unable to attend June 20th meeting

This meeting will be held at the Conference room of the Crisp/Dooly Joint Development Authority Complex located at 1150 Industrial Dr Vienna, GA 31092.  Producers, including minority, women and new farmers, are encouraged to attend one of these meetings and participate in the 2024 election.

The county committee nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the Dooly/Crisp County FSA office by close of business on Aug. 1, 2024.

For election purposes, counties are divided into local administrative areas (LAA). Each LAA nominates and elects one producer to serve a three-year term on the FSA county committee.

Each year, an election is held in an LAA where a committee member’s three-year term is expiring.

For 2024, an election will be held in:

Crisp County LAA 1, North of Hwy 280

Dooly County LAA 3, which includes Pinehurst and Unadilla.

To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the LAA in which the person is a candidate. A cooperating producer is someone who has provided information about their farming or ranching operation(s) but may not have applied or received FSA program benefits.

Farmers and ranchers may nominate themselves or others. Organizations representing minorities and women also may nominate candidates. To become a candidate, an eligible individual must sign an FSA-669A nomination form. The form and other information about FSA county committee elections are available at

Nationwide, there are approximately 7,800 farmers and ranchers serving on FSA county committees. These individuals make decisions on disaster and conservation programs, emergency programs, commodity price support loan programs and other agricultural issues. Committees consist of three to 11 members who are elected by eligible producers.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting should contact Jon L. Bloodworth at 229-268-4131, ext. 105, or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, by June 18, 2024.