USDA Farm Service Agency state executive director Linda Hennen announced public meetings scheduled for the consolidation of five FSA offices in the following counties at the dates and locations specified below.
•Scott County on Tuesday, January 31 at 2:00 pm at the Ridges of Sand Creek Golf Club located at 21775 Ridges Drive, Jordan
•Nicollet County on Wednesday, February 1 at 9:00 am at the Lafayette Community Center located at 540 7th Street, Lafayette
•Waseca County on Wednesday, February 1 at 1:30 pm at the University of Minnesota Southern Research Outreach Center located at 35838 120th Street, Waseca
•Chisago County on Thursday, February 2 at 9:30 am at the North Branch Area Library located at 6355 379th Street, North Branch
•Pine County on Thursday, February 2 at 1:30 pm at the Hinckley City Hall located at 106 1st Street SE, Hinckley
FSA's public meetings will be the only meetings held to take public comment on USDA's proposed office consolidation plan in which the Chisago, Nicollet, Pine, Scott and Waseca FSA county offices are being considered for consolidation.
Farmers also may provide written comment by emailing Minnesota FSA State Executive Director Linda Hennen at Linda.Hennen@mn.usda.gov or Executive Officer Glenn Schafer at Glenn.Schafer@mn.usda.gov.
Or, farmers may send written comments to USDA Farm Service Agency Minnesota State Office, 375 Jackson Street, Suite 400, Saint Paul, MN 55101 no later than Monday, February 13.
All public comments will be taken into full consideration prior to development or implementation of a final consolidation plan.
For more information, contact Minnesota FSA State Office at 651.602.7700.
Source: Minnesota FSA