Joyce Wiener retired on July 26, 2013, after over 31 years of dedicated service to the Tama County Farm Service Agency Office in Toledo, Iowa. 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 to farmers.
Joyce's main duties involved: administration and Farm Loan Programs as well as helping with other programs.
During her of service, Joyce worked directly with the farmers of Tama County. Tama County has approximately 2500 farms in the county and over 2000 farm operators and owners. Tama County has over 340,000 acres in cropland. Joyce will be missed by producers and the staff.
Tama County FSA Committee Chair Calvin Dostal presents a retirement clock to Joyce Wiener (center) with County Committee VC Glenda Devick. Joyce retired from Tama County FSA after over 31 years of service.
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, and 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 program 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 647-484-2701 or visit FSA on-line at www.fsa.usda.gov/ia.