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David Sparks Ph.d New FSA Director
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Idaho Ag Today
Date: December 01, 2017

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The Trump Administration recently appointed Evan Frasure as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Idaho Farm Service Agency (FSA). Frasure joined the Idaho FSA team on Monday, Nov. 13.


Frasure most recently served as a commissioner for Bannock County, Idaho. While serving in the Idaho legislature, he served as the Senate Transportation chairman where he received the non-partisan recognition as one of the top 100 most influential Idahoans for multiple years in a row. Frasure’s extensive background in business includes managing agents in southeast Idaho for both residential and commercial real estate, owning of several small businesses, and serving as executive director for a large international marketing company.


The Farm Service Agency serves farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs. The agency offers farmers a strong safety net through the administration of farm commodity and disaster programs. FSA continues to conserve natural resources and also provides credit to agricultural producers who are unable to receive private, commercial credit, including special emphasis on beginning, underserved and women farmers and ranchers.


Under the direction of Secretary Sonny Perdue, the USDA will always be facts-based and data-driven, with a decision-making mindset that is customer-focused. Secretary Perdue leads the USDA with four guiding principles: to maximize the ability of American agriculture to create jobs, sell foods and fiber, and feed and clothe the world; to prioritize customer service for the taxpayers; to ensure that our food supply is safe and secure; and to maintain good stewardship of the natural resources that provide us with our miraculous bounty. And understanding that we live in a global economy where trade is of top importance, Secretary Perdue has pledged to be an unapologetic advocate for American agriculture.


As SED, Frasure will use his leadership experience to oversee FSA programs in a customer-focused manner to ensure a safe, affordable, abundant and nutritious food supply for consumers.

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