Ohioan accepts USDA post in Washington


COLUMBUS – Larry Adams, state executive director for Ohio’s Farm Service Agency, is headed to Washington as the assistant deputy administrator for farm programs with the USDA.
Adams, who assumed his new duties Jan. 17, will assist in the operations and management of the office. The Farm Service Agency’s Farm Programs office administers price support, conservation and environmental and disaster assistance programs.
David Drake, farm loan chief for the Ohio FSA office, has been named acting state executive director.
Former state rep. Adams served as state executive director for FSA in Ohio since June 2001. From 1991 to 2001, Adams was the assistant director for the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
Adams also served in the Ohio House of Representatives for the 86th House District for two terms. While in the House, Adams served on various committees, including Agriculture and Natural Resources, Economic Affairs and Federal Relations, Children and Youth and Economic Development. Adams also held various positions in the accounting office of the Whirlpool Corporation in Ohio while working there for 18 years.
He attended The Ohio State University and Marion Technical College and grew up on a 500-acre farm in Marion County, Ohio. He and his wife, Carol, have two children and three grandchildren.


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