Donny Green, County Executive Director of the DeKalb-Cannon County Farm Service Agency (FSA), says the 2022 DeKalb-Cannon FSA County Committee election results have been approved by the Tennessee FSA State Committee.
For Local Administrative Area # 3, Bart Lay was elected to serve as Committee Member. Shawn Puckett was elected to serve as the 1st Alternate for LAA # 3. Elected members began their terms on January 1, 2023.
R.V. Billings, Jr. was honored for his service to the Farm Service Agency, both as a county executive director and as a county committee member, for over 43 years of cumulative service. Mr. Billings’ contributions to DeKalb County farmers and agriculture are unparalleled, and his influences and leadership will benefit many generations to come.
The DeKalb-Cannon FSA County Committee met on January 10, 2023 to conduct its Organizational Meeting. For 2023, the Committee selected Robert “Bob” Melton as the Chairperson, and Terry Young as the Vice-Chairperson. Jimmy Womack, Bart Lay, and Grant Williams serve as members of the Committee. Mary Sanders serves as the Committee Advisor.
The Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the DeKalb-Cannon County USDA Service Center located at 647 Bright Hill Rd.
Green says that the DeKalb-Cannon FSA County Committee and office staff wish to express their appreciation to voters in LAA # 3 who participated in the election by voting and returning their ballots. "The local County Committees are a very important part of Farm Service Agency's program delivery and administrative processes," added Green.
For more information about FSA's County Committees or other program inquiries, call 597-8225 (extension 2) or come by the DeKalb-Cannon County Farm Service Agency office at 647 Bright Hill Street in Smithville. You can also visit the agency’s web site at: www.fsa.usda.gov.