Sean McKeon has been appointed by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration to serve as the new state executive director (SED) for the USDA Delaware Farm Service Agency (FSA).

McKeon, of Milford, Delaware, has more than 25 years of experience in public policy and legislative relations. He most recently served as director of communications and community relations for Mountaire Farms, Inc., the sixth largest broiler company in the United States.

Prior to working for Mountaire Farms, McKeon served as association president for the North Carolina Fisheries Association, and was the founder and executive director of the Northeast Regional Forest Foundation. He attended New York’s Columbia College where he studied political science and law.

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FSA serves farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs. The agency offers farmers a strong safety net through the administration of farm commodity and disaster programs. FSA continues to conserve natural resources and also provides credit to agricultural producers who are unable to receive private, commercial credit, including special emphasis on beginning, underserved and women farmers and ranchers.

As SED, McKeon will use his leadership experience to oversee FSA programs in a customer-focused manner to ensure a safe, affordable, abundant and nutritious food supply for consumers.