U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a slate of Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Rural Development (RD) State Directors, all serving as appointees of President Donald J. Trump. FSA State Directors help implement U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policies in planning, organizing and administering FSA programs in their respective states. They are also responsible for running the day-to-day activities of the state FSA office. Similarly, RD State Directors work to help improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. Serving as state FSA Director is Sandra Chalmers, who most recently served as assistant deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection after serving as executive officer of the Wisconsin Farm Service Agency. Frank Frassetto has been named to serve as RD state director. He has 30 years of public sector experience, and previously served as state director at USDA RD from 2001 to 2009, was the administrator for Trade and Consumer Protection at the Wis. Dept. of Agriculture, and resides in the rural town of Black Wolf and has been its town chair since 1997.