Door County/Kewaunee County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Tim Siehr announced that FSA will begin mailing ballots to eligible voters for the 2015 FSA County Committee elections on Nov. 9, 2015. Producers must return ballots to the Door County FSA/Kewaunee County FSA office by Dec. 7, 2015, to ensure that their vote is counted.
County committee members apply their knowledge and judgment to help FSA make important decisions on its commodity support programs; conservation programs; indemnity and disaster programs; emergency programs and eligibility.
This year’s local candidates are: Door County nominee – Don Sixel, co-partner in a 1,000-acre crop operation, supervisor for the Town of Ahnapee, member of the Door County Co-Op and the Farm Bureau; and Kewaunee County nominee – Clark Riemer, grows grain on his 760-acre crop operation, and stays active in the area as a seed dealer and serves as a member of the Corn and Soybean Association.
Producers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program to be eligible to vote in the county committee election. Farmers and ranchers who supervise and conduct the farming operations of an entire farm, but are not of legal voting age, also may be eligible to vote. Voters who do not receive ballots in the coming week can pick one up at the Door County or Kewaunee County FSA office.
Newly elected committee members and their alternates will take office Jan. 1, 2016. For more information, visit fsa.usda.gov/elections, or call the Door County FSA office at 920.743.3595 or the Kewaunee County FSA office at 920.845.1360.