Earlier this week I received an email from the Rice County Farm Service Agency that after 40 years of service at the ASCS/FSA Sue Ceplecha-Novak is retiring! There will be an Open House this Friday January 27, 2023 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. I am pretty sure every farmer in Rice County that is in USDA Farm Programs knows Sue!

The USDA Farm Bills are for 5 years. So, that means over her career, Sue had to learn all the details of 8 Farm Bills so she could explain it to farmers. Then she had to learn how to actually get farmers signed up. Then there were all the other USDA Programs local FSA staff had to learn how help farmers with!

If you worked with Sue sometime over the last 40 years stop by and wish her a long and happy retirement. Maybe too, say thank you for being so patient helping farmers understand very complicated Farm Programs.

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