The Gloucester County U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center will continue to be open for business by phone appointment only and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing, according to a USDA release.
“While our program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working with our producers by phone, and using online tools whenever possible,” the release stated.
USDA Service Centers are encouraging visitors to take precautionary measures to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. All Service Center visitors wishing to conduct business with the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or any other Service Center agency are required to call to schedule a phone appointment. The FSA can be reached at 804-693-2691, ext. 2; the NRCS office is at the same number, ext. 3. The TSWCD can be reached at 804-699-3482.
Employees may also be contacted by email at the following addresses:
Kristy Jenkins (email@example.com), Janice Majette (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jesse Booker (email@example.com), Michael Combs (firstname.lastname@example.org), LaVerne Calhoun (email@example.com), Shirley Tinker (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sam Markwith (email@example.com).
Online services are available to customers with an eAuth account, which provides access to the farmers.gov portal, various FSA online services and the NRCS Conservation Client Gateway. Through the farmers.gov portal, producers can view USDA farm loan information and payments and view and track certain USDA program applications and payments.
On the FSA website, customers with an eAuth account can enroll in certain programs and access maps and farm data through FSAfarm+. Online NRCS services are available to customers through the Conservation Client Gateway where customers can track payments, report completed practices, request conservation assistance, and electronically sign documents. Customers who do not already have an eAuth account can enroll at farmers.gov/sign-in.
For the most current updates on available services and Service Center status visit farmers.gov/coronavirus. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.