FSA Announces Results of County Committee Election | Politics
Huntsville, AL. December 27, 2012—Results of this year’s election for a vacant seat on the Madison County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Committee were announced today by Thomas D. Atkinson, County Executive Director of the Madison County FSA.
Mr. Lee Lasater of Hazel Green was reelected to represent farmers in the communities of Madison Cross Roads, Hazel Green, Meridianville, & Deposit. He will assume his committee duties on January 1, 2012,” said Atkinson. Lasater will serve a three-year term.
Mr. J.B. Turner Jr. received the next most votes in the election, which was held between November 4 and December 5, 2012. County office employees tabulated election results on December 6.
Turner will serve as Lasater’s alternate. Alternates serve, in the absence of the elected committee member for a three-year term. They may also be called upon to fill the unexpired term of the committee member.
County FSA committee elections are held annually, according to Atkinson. Candidates are nominated by local farmers and ranchers, must live in the county or local administrative area they will represent, and must be eligible to vote in the county election.
Duties of county committee members include:
- informing farmers of the purpose and provisions of FSA programs
- keeping the state FSA committee informed of local administrative area conditions
- recommending needed changes in farm programs
- participating in county meetings as necessary
- performing other duties as assigned by the state FSA committee.
Lasater will join Noel Brown of New Market and Jeff Webster of New Hope. The committee members held their organizational meeting on December 6 at 9:00 AM at the local FSA Office at 819 Cook Ave. Rm123. Meetings are open to the public. The county committee chairperson and vice-chairperson was selected at this meeting. Mr. Noel Brown will serve as Chairperson, and Mr. Lee Lasater will serve as Vice-Chairperson. The Madison FSA County Committee meetings are held quarterly on the 2nd Wed. of the month beginning in March 2013, at the local FSA office.