FSA Election Meeting For Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

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The Cannon County FSA Office is hosting an informational meeting Friday, July 29 at 5:00 P.M. to explain the Farm Service Agency’s county committee nomination and election processes. The meeting will be held in the conference room in the Cannon County USDA Service Center located at 740 Old McMinnville Road in Woodbury.

This meeting is being held specifically to place special emphasis on providing County Committee nomination and election information to socially disadvantaged groups representing minority and female farmers and ranchers and organizations that have beginning farmers and ranchers as members.

Representatives of community based organizations, tribal governments, organizations representing socially disadvantaged groups, young farmer and rancher organizations, and land grant institutions are encouraged to attend this meeting.

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2011 County Committee Election is August 1. FSA-669A’s (committee nomination form) are available in both English and Spanish version at our office. Persons that cannot visit the office may call the office at 615-563-4321, extension 2 to request a nomination form be mailed to them. Also, the nomination petitions may be downloaded from the following website: http://forms.sc.egov.usda.gov/efcommon/eFileServices/eFormsAdmin/FSA0669A_110331V01. pdf (English version) and http://forms.sc.egov.usda.gov/efcommon/eFileServices/eFormsAdmin/FSA0669ASPANISH_110331V01.pdf (Spanish version).

FSA committee elections are open to all voters without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, or disability.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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