The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Connie Conway as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), serving as an appointee of President Donald J. Trump. FSA State Directors help implement USDA policies in planning, organizing, and administering FSA programs in their respective states. They are also responsible for running the day-to-day activities of the state FSA office.
Since early in her political career, Conway has been a staunch advocate for California agriculture. CCM has enjoyed a close relationship with Connie and we are excited to continue working with her as she embarks on her new role at the FSA.
In announcing Conway’s appointment, FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce stated, “Serving as State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency in California, Connie Conway will help ensure that USDA is offering the best customer service to our farmers, ranchers, foresters, and agricultural producers across the country. FSA plays a critical role in helping the people of agriculture and State Executive Directors are able to connect with people in their home states. They are the initial points of contact for millions of our USDA customers. Our goal is to help rural America prosper, and Connie Conway will be of great assistance in that task.”
Prior to her appointment, Conway ran her own consulting business that focused on strategic planning, business development, and government relations services. She also served as an assemblywoman for the California State Legislature where she served as Minority Leader and on the Agriculture, Transportation, Labor and Health Committees. She also served as a member of the Tulare County Board of Supervisors.