Elections for USDA’s Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Jefferson County Committee are underway.
It is important that every eligible producer participate in these elections because FSA county committees are a link between the agricultural community and the USDA. The 2017 election in Jefferson County will be conducted for the representative Local Administrative Area (LAA) #2 which includes the townships of Eureka, Meridian, Richland, Lincoln and Fairbury. To be eligible to vote in the elections, a person must:
Meet requirement one (see explanation below) or meet requirement two, and requirement three (see explanation below).
Requirement One: Be of legal voting age and have an interest in a farm or ranch as either: an individual who meets one or more of the following; (a) is eligible to vote in one’s own right, (b) is a partner of a general partnership, (c) is a member of a joint venture. OR an authorized representative of a legal entity, such as: (a) a corporation, estate, trust, limited partnership or other business enterprise, excluding general partnership and joint ventures (b) a state, political subdivision of a state or any state agency (only the designated representative may cast a vote for the entity).
Requirement Two: Not of legal voting age, but supervises and conducts the farming operations of an entire farm.
Requirement Three: Participates or cooperates in an FSA program that is provided by law.
County committee election ballots will be mailed to eligible voters on Nov. 6, 2017. The last day to return completed ballots to the USDA service center is Dec. 4, 2017.
For more information on eligibility to serve on FSA county committees, visit: www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.