ND USDA Farm Service Agency names Brian Haugen as Acting State Executive Director

USDA announces new Acting State Executive Director, Brian Haugen.

Beginning Jan. 20, Brian Haugen will serve as the Acting State Executive Director of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in North Dakota until the permanent appointment is made to that position.

Brian Haugen, a Hawley, Minn. native and a 1986 Animal Science graduate of North Dakota State University began his career with the Farm Service Agency in 1987 where he entered in the County Operations Trainee Program. Later that year he became a County Executive Director in Lakota, ND for the Nelson County FSA Office. In 1993 he took a position with the North Dakota State FSA Office in Fargo working as a Program Specialist in the Price Support Division and in 2009 he was selected as the Program Director in the Price Support Division and continues serving in that role.

“The Farm Service Agency will be in good hands with Brian serving as Acting State Executive Director,” said Aaron Krauter, outgoing ND FSA State Executive Director. “His 30 years of veteran experience in the FSA State and County Offices and his overall agriculture upbringing, involvement and knowledge will ensure the ND Farm Service Agency continues business as normal during this transition period.”

“I look forward to the opportunity of serving in this temporary role for North Dakota FSA”, noted Haugen. “Because of the excellent and experienced staff we have across the State of North Dakota, it should make this transition process pretty smooth for everyone involved.”