FSA state committees announced

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary appointee Sonny Perdue (US Embassy in Uruguay photo by Pablo Castro)

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced, Jan. 4, a slate of Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Committee Appointees.

State committees are responsible for carrying out FSA’s farm programs within delegated authorities. Committees are appointed for a one year term which began Jan. 1.

Each state committee has five members — one chairperson and four members. The following is a list of state committees in the region.

Indiana

Committee Chair Ken Rulon, Arcadia; Kim Ames, Fillmore; Bill Gelfius, Hartsville; Clint Orr, Forest; and Kirk Perkins, Wolcottville.

Kentucky

Committee Chair Sharon Furches, Calloway County; Tom Flowers, Shelby County; Kenny Imel, Greenup County; Brenda Paul, Paris; and Bart Peters, Cadiz.

Michigan

Committee Chair Sally McConnachie, Deckerville; Blaine Baker, Clayton; Ben Lacross, Lake Leelanau; Matt Schwab, Standish; and Isaiah Wunsch, Traverse City.

New York

Committee Chair Judi Whittaker, Broome County; Michael Bittel, Greenwich; Lawrence Eckhardt, Rensselaer County; Theodore Furber, Wayne County; and Barbara Hanselman, Delaware County.

Ohio

Committee Chair Trish Levering, Knox County; Ronnie Clifton, Pickaway County; Kim Davis, Carroll County; Daryl Knipp, Sandusky County; and Joe Steiner, Warren County.

Pennsylvania

Committee Chair Bonnie Wenger, Lebanon; George Greig, Linesville; Doug Graybill, Granville Summit; and Bill Hoover, Tyrone.

West Virginia

Committee Chair Andrea Lambert, Taylor County; Lois Alt, Hardy County; Russell Linger Jr., Huttonsville; Rocky Peck, Wood County; and Sarah Wayne, Braxton County.

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