USDA Farm Service Agency offers text alerts to Botetourt/Craig/Roanoke County Producers

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Subscribers can receive important program reminders and updates

 Botetourt/Craig/Roanoke County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, C. Jean Hazlegrove, announced that farmers and ranchers in Virginia can now receive notifications from their county office through text messages on their cell phone.

Whether producers are in the field, on a tractor or even on horseback, this service enables FSA customers and stakeholders to receive notifications while on the go.  Producers will receive text messages regarding important program deadlines, reporting requirements, outreach events and updates.

Producers can text VABotetourt to FSANOW (372-669) to subscribe to text message alerts from Botetourt/Craig/Roanoke County.  Standard text messaging rates apply.  Contact your wireless carrier for details associated with your particular data plan.  Participants may unsubscribe at any time.  The county office cannot subscribe for a producer.  The producer must complete the text subscription to FSANOW if interested

The county office will be sending important text messages on an as-needed basis only.  Producers signing up for this service will receive a maximum of 2 text messages a month.  If there are no important deadlines for the month, there will be no text messages sent for that particular month.

Please contact your local FSA office at (540) 977-2698, Ext.2 if you have questions regarding FSA’s email news service or the new text message option.

-Submitted by C. Jean Hazlegrove