Ontario County Farm Service Agency is accepting nomination forms for its county committee through Aug. 1.
Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the Ontario County FSA Office, 3037 County Road 10, Canandaigua, by close of business Aug. 1.
County committees allow producers to have a voice on federal farm program implementation at the local level.
To be eligible to serve on the FSA county committee, candidates must participate or cooperate in an agency-administered program, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area where they are nominated. All producers are encouraged to participate in the nomination and election process.
Nominations and elections will be held in LAA 3, which includes the towns of Geneva, Seneca, Gorham and Hopewell.
Producers may nominate themselves or others as candidates. Organizations representing minority and women farmers and ranchers may also nominate candidates. To become a nominee, eligible individuals must sign form FSA-669A.
Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity and price support programs as well as other important federal farm program issues. The Ontario County committee comprises three members.
FSA will mail election ballots to eligible voters starting Nov. 6. Ballots are due in the Ontario County Office by mail or in person no later than Dec. 4. All newly elected county committee members and alternates will take office Jan. 1, 2018.
For information, call 585-394-0525 or visit bit.ly/2rzcNvZ.