Farm Services Agency Wants Move To Central Location In Jay
March 30, 2013
Back in November, the USDA Farm Service Agency in Molino was closed, meaning a 50 to 55 mile trip for some Escambia County producers to the next nearest FSA office in Milton.
Now, the FSA wants to move the Milton FSA office to Jay to better serve agricultural producers in both Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
“With the majority of the farming in both Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties located in the northern portion of the counties, moving the FSA Office to Jay will reduce the travel time for the producers in both counties by approximately 25 miles as Jay is centrally located between the Escambia and the Santa Rosa farming community,” Florida FSA State Executive Director Tim Manning said.
Friday, Manning and a group of producers from Escambia and Santa Rosa counties met with Congressman Jeff Miller to express their desire to move the FSA office to Jay.
Manning said the search is already on for space to renovate or a place to build new space for an FSA office in Jay. Anyone interested in bidding on the space should contact Travis Kelley, Santa Rosa County executive director at (850) 623-5441 or (800) 243-9912 and choose option 5.
Pictured top: Congressman Jeff Miller (right) listens to concerned agricultural producers Friday. Pictured below: A group of producers met to discuss moving the Santa Rosa FSA Office, which also serves Escambia County, to Jay. Submitted photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.