Elections for the Hancock County Farm Service Agency County Committee
Committee Elections for USDAs Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) is 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 2022 election in Hancock County will be conducted for the representative in Local Administrative Area (LAA) 1 which is Lewisport and northwestern Hancock County west of 271.
Nominations were received earlier, and our two candidates are Stephen Allard and Stephen Ogle. Stephen Allard has managed his own beef cattle and hay operation for the past 45 years and is willing to serve if elected. Stephen Ogle has farmed for 37 years where he produces soybeans and tobacco and serves as the treasure for the Hancock County Soil Conservation Board and is willing to serve if elected.
County committee members are a critical component of FSA operations. Committees should be comprised of members who reflect the diversity of producers involved in production agriculture in the county they serve.
County committee election ballots will be mailed to eligible voters on November 7th, 2022. The last day to return completed ballots to the service center is December 5th, 2022.