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Farm Service Agency selects Gertsch as Klickitat County executive director


A new face greets farmers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Klickitat County. The Farm Service Agency County Committee recently selected Tomy Gertsch to head the agency that implements federal farm programs in the county. As county executive director, she will oversee administration of FSA price support, disaster and conservation programs.

Headquartered out of Goldendale, Gertsch trained for such a position for almost a year, obtaining experience with all of the Farm Service Agency programs in offices throughout the state.

Her life is rooted in agriculture. "I grew up in Hermiston, Oregon where my father owns a farm. Some of my earliest memories are of helping him feed the co...

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