WASHINGTON – The USDA named Larry Adams as Ohio state executive director for the Farm Service Agency state office June 1.
Before being named state director, Adams was assistant director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture for 10 years. In this position, he also chaired the Ohio Rural Rehabilitation Program and the Ohio Agricultural Financing Commission.
He was a state representative for the 86th district, which encompasses all of Marion and Wyandot counties and the southern portion of Seneca County, from 1987 through 1990.
He also served as Marion County Commissioner from 1979 through 1986.
Adams was born and raised on a 500-acre farm west of Marion, where he farmed until 1981. He and his wife, Carol, now live in Dublin.
The Farm Service Agency administers farm commodity programs; farm ownership, operating and emergency loans; conservation and environmental programs; emergency and disaster assistance; domestic and international food assistance and international export credit programs.