Text alerts offered to county producers

Subscribers can receive important program reminders and updates

Brown and Clermont County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Denice Simpson announced that farmers in Ohio now can receive notifications from their county office through text messages on their cell phone.

Whether producers are in the field, or on a tractor, 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 and program updates.

To enroll, producers must text a keyword consisting of the 2 letter state abbreviation and the county name from which they want to receive alerts to FSANOW or the numeric keys (372669) on your cell phone.  For example, producers wishing to receive alerts from Brown County FSA would text the keyword OHBrown to 372669 or from Clermont County FSA would text the keyword OHClermont to 372669.  Producers interested in enrolling in a different county would need to text OH and the county name to 372669 to begin to receive alerts from their FSA County office.

Producers will receive a system generated reply if they have successfully enrolled. Standard text messaging rates apply. Contact your wireless carrier for details associated with your particular data plan. Participants may unsubscribe at any time.

Please contact the Brown County FSA office at (937) 378-6173 or the Clermont County FSA office at (513) 732-2181 if you have questions regarding FSA’s email news service or the new text message option.