County Committees help deliver USDA Farm Service Agency farm programs at the local level. Farmers who serve on committees help decide the kind of programs their counties will offer. They work to make FSA agricultural programs serve the needs of local producers.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is conducting its annual County Committee election. The nomination period for these elections opens on June 15, 2018 and runs through August 1, 2018. It is crucial that every eligible producer take part in this election because county committees are a direct link between the farm community and the USDA.
The Local Administrative Areas holding elections this year and the towns they are comprised of are as follows:
Local Administrative Area 1: Attleboro, Dighton, Easton, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton, Rehoboth, and Seekonk.
Local Administrative Area 4:Bellingham, Dover, Foxboro, Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Needham, Norfolk, Norwood, Plainville, Walpole, Wellesley, Westwood, and Wrentham.
The New England Alpaca Fiber Pool (NEAFP), located in Fall River, MA – is the largest alpaca fiber processor in the United States. As an agricultural service provider with a focus on natural fiber based U.S. textiles, we are looking to add a dynamic member to our team to help us grow and serve our alpaca farm customer base across the country. This position is for a Customer Support / Administrative Assistant whose primary role will be to provide great customer support while assisting in the day to day business activities associated with receiving, processing, and shipping orders.
The Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership (SEMAP) believes that local agriculture is essential to the health and vitality of our community and our economy. We provide assistance to farmers, educate the community on the importance of local agriculture, work to increase the functionality of our region’s food system, and connect all people to local food. Our efforts focus on agricultural land preservation & expansion, education & technical assistance, and healthy local food access. We encourage diverse applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.
2018 SEMAP Outreach Intern
Hours: 10-15 hour/week, flexible, for 8-12 weeks or longer for the right applicant
Reports to: Executive Director & Outreach Coordinator
Description: The Outreach Intern will assist with disseminating SEMAP materials and setting up informational tables at events throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.