Aaron Johnson Named Acting State Executive Director for Farm Service AgencyMar 8th, 2017 | By Sarah Glenn | Category: People to know
BOISE – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) appointed Aaron Johnson as Acting State Executive Director (SED) for the Idaho Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Boise, Idaho. Mr. Johnson assumed the duties of this position on January 20, and will remain as Acting SED until a permanent appointment is made.
Mr. Johnson has worked for the federal government for over 25 years, where he has served Idaho’s farming community in various capacities. For the past 13 years he has been the Farm Loan Program Chief, located in the Idaho State Office. He has also served in the Bingham and Washington/Adams County offices. Upon the completion of his term as Acting SED, he will resume his responsibilities as Farm Loan Program Chief.
Johnson is a native of Boise and a graduate of Brigham Young University, where he achieved a degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Finance. Prior to his federal service, he worked in the commercial banking industry. He and his wife currently reside in Nampa, Idaho.
FSA administers and manages farm commodity, credit, conservation, disaster, and loan programs as laid out by Congress through a network of federal, state, and county offices. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of the agricultural industry and to help farmers adjust production to meet demand. FSA provides benefits to Idaho farmers and ranchers in terms of loans for operating and land purchase, disaster relief, emergency assistance, conservation, and other needed agricultural support efforts.