Lois VanMARK to serve as state executive director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Wyoming
November 13, 2017
CASPER, Wyo – The Trump Administration recently appointed Lois VanMARK as the new state executive director for the USDA Wyoming Farm Service Agency. VanMARK will begin as the Wyoming FSA SED on Nov. 13.
VanMARK is a dryland wheat farmer and operates her family's no-till farm in Goshen County, Wyoming. VanMARK served as the Wyoming FSA state executive director under the George W. Bush administration.
The FSA serves farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs. The agency offers farmers a strong safety net through the administration of farm commodity and disaster programs. FSA continues to conserve natural resources and also provides credit to agricultural producers who are unable to receive private, commercial credit, including special emphasis on beginning, underserved and women farmers and ranchers.
Under the direction of Secretary Sonny Perdue, the USDA will always be facts-based and data-driven, with a decision-making mindset that is customer-focused. Secretary Perdue leads the USDA with four guiding principles: to maximize the ability of American agriculture to create jobs, sell foods and fiber, and feed and clothe the world; to prioritize customer service for the taxpayers; to ensure that our food supply is safe and secure; and to maintain good stewardship of the natural resources that provide us with our miraculous bounty. And understanding that we live in a global economy where trade is of top importance, Secretary Perdue has pledged to be an unapologetic advocate for American agriculture.
As SED, VanMARK will use her leadership experience to oversee FSA programs in a customer-focused manner to ensure a safe, affordable, abundant and nutritious food supply for consumers.