The Tama County FSA Office is pleased to welcome Matthew Kemp as the newest member of their staff. The Farm Service Agency is a part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and provides financial assistance through disaster assistance, conservation, commodity and price support programs, and farm loans. Matt's duties will involve: cost share for the Conservation Reserve program, enrolling producers in DCP, ECP and assisting with other duties. Matt will work directly with the famers of Tama County. FSA serves the public by providing all farmers and ranchers access and opportunity to participate in their farm programs. Through these activities, FSA supports the USDA mission and helps ensure a healthful, stable, assessable, and affordable food supply. FSA also fosters good land stewardship, which will help preserve our agricultural prosperity for generations to come. The national FSA office guides state and county offices in the implementation of programs legislated by Congress. Farmers who are eligible for FSA programs nominate and elect representatives in the local community to serve on the local FSA County Committee. This extensive county-based structure provides FSA a unique position from which to serve rural America. To learn more information about the programs and services FSA has to offer, contact the Tama County Office at Toledo or visit FSA on-line at www.fsa.usda.gov/ia.