Bannock County Commissioner Named as Farm Service Agency State Director

Evan Frasure has served as the Bannock County commissioner for less than a year. He is now set to resign the post to accept a federal appointment.

According to the Idaho State Journal, Frasure will serve as the Farm Service Agency State Director, following a Friday announcement made by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.

Appointed by President Donald Trump, Frasure said he will travel to Boise next week to learn the details and start date of his new position.

“I would have never thought about serving as a federal official, “Frasure said per Idaho State Journal. “I was content retiring after one four-year term as Bannock County commissioner, but I was honored to be asked and I’m excited about it.”

With his new appointment, Frasure will help implement USDA policies in planning, organizing and administering FSA programs in their respective states. They are also responsible for running the day-to-day activities of the state FSA office.

Secretary Perdue also announced the appointment of Layne Bangerter of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to serve as Idaho’s Rural Development (RD) State Director.

Bangerter is a rancher from Melba who previously held varied roles in the Fish and Wildlife Service and served as State Director for Senator Mike Crapo for more than 13 years. He later served as then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign lead in Idaho.