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How Can Producers Participate in Columbia's Urban County Committee?

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (USDA) is creating an urban county committee (COC) in Columbia, SC, joining 26 other cities across the country, that currently focus on Farm Service Agency (FSA) program delivery to urban producers. County committee members make important decisions on how federal farm programs are administered locally, and this new urban county committee in Columbia is part of USDA’s broad support for urban and innovative agriculture.  FSA will host two (2) informational meetings on May 21, 2024, and May 23, 2024, for producers to learn more about the urban county committee for Columbia. Learn more at

If you or your farming organization are interested in participating in your local urban COC as a nominee or a voter, please visit for more information and resources.

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