Osage County Agwire: Kaff elected to FSA county committee

County committee election results tallied

County committee elections are over, the ballots are counted and the results are in: Charles Kaff, of Carbondale, was elected to represent LAA1.

Elected county committee members serve a 3-year term and are responsible for making decisions on Farm Service Agency disaster, conservation, commodity, and price support programs, as well as other federal farm program issues.

County committee members are a valuable asset because they are comprised of local producers who participate in FSA programs themselves and have a direct connection to farmers and ranchers in the community. Recently elected county committee members took office on Jan. 12, 2017, and joined the existing committee.

For more information about county committees and the election process, contact the local FSA office at 785-828-4631, 115 W. 17th St., Lyndon, or visit www.fsa.usda.gov.

FSA offers text alerts to Osage County producers
Subscribers can receive important program reminders and updates

Osage County FSA Executive Director Rachel Parker has announced that farmers and ranchers in Kansas can receive notifications from their county office through text messages on their cell phone.

Whether producers are in the field, on a tractor or even on horseback, this service enables FSA customers and stakeholders to receive notifications while on the go. Producers will receive text messages regarding important program deadlines, reporting requirements, outreach events and updates.

Producers can text KSOsage to FSANOW (372-669) to subscribe to text message alerts from Osage County. Standard text messaging rates apply. Contact your wireless carrier for details associated with your particular data plan. Participants may unsubscribe at any time.

Contact the FSA office at 785-828-4631 or 115 W. 17th St., Lyndon, for more information about FSA’s email news service or the new text message option.

Information thanks to the Osage County Farm Service Agency office.


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