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Lead Your FSA: A Veteran of Agriculture and Service

By: Josephine Lealasola, FSA The nomination period for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s annual county committee election began June 15 and continues through Aug. 1, 2022. Throughout the nomination period, we’ll be introducing county committee members from across the nation. This week meet Thoune … Continue reading

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Lead Your FSA: A Learning Experience

By: Lindsey Abentroth, FSA The nomination period for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s annual county committee election began June 15 and continues through Aug. 1, 2022. Throughout the nomination period, we’ll be introducing county committee members from across the nation. This week … Continue reading

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Living a Generational Legacy in South Carolina

By: Sabrenna Bryant, FSA, South Carolina  Meet the Dixon Family of Aynor, South Carolina. When speaking to Warren Dixon about his family’s farming operation there is unmistakable pride in his voice. Dixon Farms has maintained continual operation for over 200 … Continue reading

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Lead Your FSA: Generational Passion for Agriculture

By: Alicia Best, FSA The nomination period for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s annual county committee election began June 15 and continues through Aug. 1, 2022. Throughout the nomination period, we’ll be introducing county committee members from across the nation. This week … Continue reading

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Lead Your FSA: Empowering a Community with Urban Agriculture

By: Anthony Reed, FSA The nomination period for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s annual county committee election began June 15 and continues through Aug. 1, 2022. Throughout the nomination period, we’ll be introducing county committee members from across the nation. This week … Continue reading

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Lead Your FSA: A History of Public Service

By: Greer Gill, FSA The nomination period for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s annual county committee election began June 15 and continues through Aug. 1, 2022. Throughout the nomination period, we’ll be introducing county committee members from across the nation. This week … Continue reading

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Growing Apples and Autumn Traditions

By Lynnette Wright, FSA, New York Meet Eric Behling, fourth-generation farmer and co-owner of Behling Orchards in Mexico, New York. The farm spans over 800 acres, 200 of which are apple orchards. Those orchards produce 80 different varieties of apples, … Continue reading

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Growing and Grafting a Dream

By Madeline Alewine, FSA, Oklahoma Meet Dick Hoffman of Hoffman Pecan Farm in Payne County, Oklahoma. Dick and his wife, Jean, started the operation in 1962 with a few pecan trees and 80 acres. Over the course of 58 years, … Continue reading

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Creating Opportunities for Farm and Sea

By Leila Naylor, FSA, Rhode Island Meet Catherine Puckett, a lifelong mariner and seasoned shellfish farmer of Block Island, Rhode Island. She began her journey working for Block Island Shellfish Farm before purchasing the operation 13 years later. A single … Continue reading

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Lead Your FSA: Community Connection

By Laura Crowell, USDA Public Affairs Specialist The nomination period for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s annual county committee election began June 15 and continues through Aug. 2, 2021. Throughout the nomination period, we’ll be introducing county committee members across the nation. … Continue reading

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