Local Spotlight: Greene/Sumter County FSA Ready to Assist
With a combined total of 2,655 producers served, the Greene/Sumter County Farm Service Agency County Office in Alabama is always on its toes ready to assist. Greene County is highly populated with catfish, timber and beef cattle. Other crops include cotton, soybeans, shrimp and corn. Next door is Sumter County. Known for its beef, catfish, forestry and forages, nearly 70 percent of Sumter County’s 921 square miles is forested. True to rural America, most of its residents rely on agriculture as a main source of income.
The Greene/Sumter County FSA welcomed a new county executive director last December. Alex Crawford, III, began his career with the agency six years ago as a program technician. For a short time he was county executive director in Mobile and was then transferred to the Montgomery State Office as a management and program analyst in 2010.