The Beauregard/Vernon Parish USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) will be conducting a County Committee Outreach meeting. The role and responsibilities of county committees, the election process, and the dates pertinent to the election process will all be addressed at this meeting.

The Beauregard/Vernon Parish USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) will be conducting a County Committee Outreach meeting. The role and responsibilities of county committees, the election process, and the dates pertinent to the election process will all be addressed at this meeting.

County committees should be comprised of members who fairly represent the diverse demographics of production agriculture for their community. All producers, including women, minority and beginning farmers and ranchers are encouraged to participate in the nomination and election process.

Farmers and livestock producers may nominate themselves or others. To become a candidate, an eligible individual must sign an FSA-699A nomination form which must be postmarked by close of business on August 1.

The nomination period began June 15 and will end August 1. The County Committee Outreach meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m., on July 20, at the Beauregard/Vernon FSA Office located at 460 Mahlon St, DeRidder.

For more information please contact the Beauregard/Vernon Parish FSA office at 337- 463-7001 or go online at www.fsa.usda.gov.