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Juan M. Garcia named Farm Service Agency administrator
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced July 16 the appointment of Juan M. Garcia as Farm Service Agency administrator, effective July 15.
Garcia previously served as deputy administrator for Farm Programs, where he managed all Farm Service Agency programs under the Production Emergencies and Compliance Division, Conservation and Environmental Programs Division, and Price Support Division.
Garcia served as state executive director for Texas and as the agricultural program manager (APM) for the Farm Service Agency in Texas. During his 35-year career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Garcia has received numerous honors and is a three-time recipient of the prestigious Farm Service Agency Administrator’s Award for Service to Agriculture.
A native of Lyford, Texas, Garcia was raised on his family’s 500-acre farm. Garcia received a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from Texas A&I in Kingsville (now Texas A&M University-Kingsville).
Garcia and his wife, Belinda, have three grown children.
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