WASHINGTON--The U.S. Department ofAgriculture on May 14 named Derryl McLaren as Iowa State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency State Office.

McLaren owns and operates a 4,000-acre corn and soybean farm in Farragut. Until being named SED, he was an Iowa State Senator and Senate Agriculture Chairman closely involved with state farming issues. McLaren has held leadership roles with various organizations, including the Iowa Corn Promotion Board and the National Corn Growers Association.

He has a Bachelor's degree in agriculture business from Iowa State University.

FSA ensures the well-being of American agriculture, the environment and the American public through efficient and equitable administration of farm commodity programs; farm ownership, operating and emergency loans; conservation and environmental programs; emergency and disaster assistance; domestic and international food assistance and international export credit programs.

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